Courtesy’s Sad Substitute (1/14/11) – Wall Street Journal A decade ago Amtrak started designating “Quiet Cars” in which there was to be no cellphone yammering, no insect-like buzzing or muted thumping bleeding from headphones, no keening conversations. Now commuter lines are finally following suit.
Related: Colonial Manners, Based on the Exercise of a Schoolboy* – The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation George Washington, sometime before the age of 16, transcribed Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation. (Original errors in numbering have been corrected; original spelling is unchanged.)
Beijing boasts in Times Square, but are they really Chinese?(1/21/11) – MSNBC.com – The video is supposed to introduce the U.S. – and the world – to Chinese people who have excelled and brought Chinese citizens a sense of pride.But it wasn’t long before someone posted a discovery on Twitter: At least three celebrities shown in the video are U.S. citizens; even more have permanent residency status in the U.S.