The 2007 edition of the UCLA Undie Run. (From a handful of kids to hundreds, possibly thousands, in five short years; the parents must be so proud.)
I wouldn't argue that every one of these items is properly the responsibility of public schools. But it's a good list to begin a discussion, and the schools could do--and have done--far, far worse.
The rush of "knowing for one moment, for one season, that you are the very best at something": a nice story about the Lucas-Walton '77 Portland NBA Championship team.
The Detroit Free Press celebrates the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest pop songs of my lifetime: Aretha Franklin's version of "Respect".
UPDATE: Link is now fixed. I apologize to those of you who wasted your time clicking on the wrong link. The head of quality control at the Door has been fired and other changes will be made as necessary.
"That young lady didn't need a microphone."
"She was chosen--from birth--to sing."
In the Onion's famous funny-but-uncomfortably-close-to-the-truth style: "Greenspan Comes Out Of Retirement For One More Interest Rate Hike". (Thanks to Andrew for the link.)