This just in from our hysteria desk

Fox News
News Headline: “Ebola coverage goes extra dumb on CNN, Fox News.”
News Headline: “PBS science reporter: Fox’s Ebola coverage is ‘a level of ignorance we should not allow.’ ”
So Fox News seems to have gone slightly out in front.
Credit where credit is due.

Frontiers of science

Large Hadron Collider
News Item: “Around 96 percent of the universe is still unknown, and the Large Hadron Collider needs new tech to help it solve the mysteries. . . .”
So we’ve managed to come this far:
We know the exact percentage of what we have no idea about.

Is your spider sense tingling?

Spider-Man Record
News Headline:
“Spider-Man gathering sets world record.”
Guinness has, in fact, certified the record, which is a good thing.
If it hadn’t, the 398 people standing around in Spider-Man suits might have looked silly.

With 27 days to go. . . .

Polling Place
News Headline: “Poll: Only 15 percent are following midterm elections.”
News Headline: “23 percent of voters under 30 are expected to vote.”
We’re just asking for it, aren’t we?

A price of doing business

Drill Bit
News Headline: “Chemicals linked to infertility, birth defects and cancer found at fracking sites.”
News Headline: “Fracking emission carcinogens found in Denton playgrounds.”
News Headline: “Fracking company produces pink drill bits in the name of breast-cancer research.”
It is a skill to be admired, in a way, keeping a straight face.

We have seen the present, and it does not work

Carmen Smoking
The West Australian Opera has canceled planned performances of “Carmen” because it takes place around a cigarette factory and portrays smoking.

Send in the. . . .

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News Headline:
“Horrifying clown stalks New York borough.”
News Headline: “Mysterious clowns appear at night in California town.”
News Headline: “Tea Party support down from 2010 peak, but stable overall.”
And we see evidence of it from coast to coast.

The robber was perfectly within his
Second Amendment rights

Open Carry
News Item: ” A man practicing his open-carry right was robbed of the gun he was openly carrying. . . .”
The gun was stolen at gunpoint.
Sometimes life is fair.

A republic, if you can keep it

Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man
The city of Ferguson, Mo., after all the shouting protests against an unrepresentative government that mistreats its population, has registered a total of 128 new voters.

Exceptions to the rule

Jesus with Dinosaur
News Item: “The Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of an Ohio public school science teacher who was fired for promoting the theory of creationism and refusing to remove religious materials from his classroom. . . .”
Another in a series of occasional news stories to reassure us that the world hasn’t yet gone completely mad.
Not yet.
Not completely.