I’ll just note that Swedish TV4 seems to have fallen in love with the idea of the day-long broadcast. Today, we get the Total Nobel Prize Coverage from 5.50 AM to 11.55 PM.
Last Saturday it was Swedish Idol all day. (Fortunately, I had to spend some time on the Nordiska Museet and Skansen in Stockholm as well as visiting a friend living in the Deep South).
Paul Krugman gets funny:
Back when Hillary Clinton described Dick Cheney as Darth Vader, a number of people pointed out that this was an unfair comparison. For example, Darth Vader once served in the military.
Here’s another reason the comparison is invalid: the contractors Darth Vader hired to build the Death Star actually got the job done.
And then Mark Thoma wants a piece of the action as well:
Darth Vader and his evil twin
So much for the dismal science.