friday random ten, 2009 edition
what i watched last week

i read the news today, oh boy

It would be easier to just cut-and-paste the entire article, but you should go to the source.

Nate Silver:

[T]he odds of being on [any] given departure which is the subject of a terrorist incident have been 1 in 10,408,947 over the past decade. By contrast, the odds of being struck by lightning in a given year are about 1 in 500,000. This means that you could board 20 flights per year and still be less likely to be the subject of an attempted terrorist attack than to be struck by lightning.