Photo & Video Day
It's Sunday, so we don't want you to have to work too hard today. So rather than make you read, you can just look at images today.
We've always gotten a kick out of the silly photos that routinely accompany stories about the stock market's gyrations on any particular day. You know the kind we mean--photos of people looking visibly worried or even shaken when the market plunges, and looking celebratory when it goes up. So we found this gallery of market-reaction photos by the German news mag Der Spiegel especially interesting. Meanwhile, to mark the magazine's 25th anniversary, Vanity Fair brings you their 25 top news photos.
Meanwhile, here are a few videos that we've found interesting recently. Actor Matt Damon thinks the Sarah Palin candidacy "is like a bad Disney movie." You've no doubt heard and read about the infamous "Joe the Plumber," but may not have seen the original videotape of his encounter with Obama. One frustrated and articulate young Northeast Ohioan has a plan to secede from the rest of the state. And in our favorite video of the week (courtesy of our old JCUer friend Ann, whom we thank for flagging it for us), we're encouraged to consider who's acting like a...well, just watch it.