1. It appears Pauline Kael was not as ignorant about sampling as is commonly stated. (Charles Murray)
2. Germans out-Germaning themselves (Davin O'Dwyer)
3. The world's most informative pie chart, brought to us by Kaiser Fung. The whole blog's quite infotaining, if this is your type of thing.
4. DIYization fosters innovation (Seth Roberts). You could build a research programme on this idea.
5. Fun fact about WWII (Greg Chochran)