In their defense, it was almost impossible for Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman to actually play their instruments at Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony, because of the frigid weather, but it turns out that Ma, Perlman and the other two musicians who accompanied them at Tuesday’s event were performing in sync with a recording of John Williams’ commemorative arrangement.
Here’s a bit of news that’s sure to inspire some uncomfortable jokes on the trading floor: A Cambridge University research team found that stock traders’ performance, and their willingness to take risks, may be partly, well, hormonal.
Reactions to Stephen Colbert’s Bush roast largely break down along lines of political affiliations. But there are exceptions. Check ‘em out.
Also, watch Tucker Calson call it an “embarrassing public flop.”