A few things of interest today:

The Texas State Board of Education is voting on whether or not to excise Algebra II from graduation requirements. As s teenager who struggled with math at every turn, I'm not sorry to see it go, BUT as an adult who knows that math is a genuine gateway into science, and science leads to discovery, I can't say that I'm too happy this is happening. You're thoughts? Read the whole kerfuffle here.

Stephen King really hates adverbs. I mean genuinely dislikes them. They can be terribly convenient, but I can truly see where he is coming from. Read it as well as you wish, here. See also:

CBS news is rebroadcasting their coverage of the Kennedy assassination on their site, but I can't seem to find the link or else the site is jacked up on my end. Either way, here is a great break-down of the coverage that day from The Atlantic. There are full length videos of the coverage from that day.

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Also, I'm really in the mood for cartoon gifs. Can you help a tiger out?