News From Around The Blogosphere 8.23.10

1. First Hitch, and now PZ? – First Christopher Hitchens gets cancer. And now PZ Myers has some sort of heart condition. My best wishes go out to him and hope his treatment goes well.

Aww, cute.

2. Alligators in NYC sewers? Urban myth confirmed – Though to be fair, it wasn’t a very big alligator:

Cops apprehended an 18-inch gator that crawled out of an overflowing Astoria storm drain and hunkered down beneath a parked car this afternoon, delighting onlookers and giving fresh meat to the urban myth that the carnivorous critters are living below the Big Apple.

3. Self-fulfilling prophecy is self-fulfilling

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