Combing the Net – 7/1/2012

Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld — This might be one of the most fascinating obituaries of all time. This guy was TOUGH!

Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who has died aged 88, escaped from Occupied France to join the Special Operations Executive (SOE); parachuted back on sabotage missions, he twice faced execution, only to escape on both occasions, once dressed as a Nazi guard.

Fire Devastation in the Western U.S. Seen From Space — The scope of the fires blazing in Colorado is truly frightening. These aerial views may be even more disturbing.

Tambourine Player Tased During Church Service — Thought for sure this must be satire when I saw the headline, but apparently not. “She was not filled with the Holy spirit. She was not being very Christianly and this is why the folks decided to get her out as soon as possible.” (HT: Sam Rainer)

Men Never Could Have It All — This is one of the best responses I’ve seen to the much-publicized controversial Anne-Marie Slaughter article. Karol Markowicz asserts that the feminist ideal of “equality with men” sets women up for failure by giving them a standard that men have never hoped to achieve, either.

If feminism is still about equality between the sexes, women should look to men to see what successful, guilt-free “balance” looks like. Hint: The formula is a lot less “have it all” and a lot more “suck it up.”

It’s been a while since I posted anything from Rhett and Link, but I got a good laugh out of this one:

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