Time for some Friday morning links:
- Catholic bishops back Wisconsin protestors? Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, CA, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ committee on domestic justice, said: “The debates over worker representation and collective bargaining are not simply matters of ideology or power but involve principles of justice, participation and how workers can have a voice in the workplace and economy.” Meanwhile, Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, WI, says the Wisconsin bishops will take a neutral stance: “The teaching of the Church allows for persons of good will to disagree as to which horn of this dilemma should be chosen, because there would be reasonable justification available for either alternative.”
- Researchers unveil the world’s smallest computer — the size of the “N” on the back of a penny — designed to be implanted in the eye.
- “Could beetles, dragonfly larvae and water bug caviar be the meat of the future?” On the benefits of eating bugs.
- As the Oscars are this Sunday, I couldn’t resist at least one movie link. Here, all 82 movies winning the Best Picture Oscar, ranked from worst to best. There are some amazingly bad movies on that list (Dances with Wolves), movies that I loved at the time but don’t hold up as well with the benefit of hindsight (Braveheart)…and, of course, those movies that the Academy got right from the start (Godfather II).
- Heck, let’s make it two movie links: Have you been following Joseph Susanka’s weekly movie reviews over at Patheos? This week, he’s talking about Film Noir — one of my favorites.
- Fascinating video via Open Culture on Pete Eckert, blind photographer.