What would Aristotle say about knees and seat backs? There's a device you can buy that makes it impossible for the person sitting in front of you on an airplane flight to recline. That's caused at least one fight during a mid-air flight that we know about. Is using this device going too far? Or is the lack of space in the first place the real problem?
Also, internet trolls are like death and taxes - guaranteed to exist for as long as humans do. But does that mean that we should just roll over and allow them to do whatever they like? Is it time to finally stand up to the trolls, and if we do, aren't we just as bad as they are?
Finally, if you're watching a play - or any live performance for that matter - is it ever okay to get out of your seat (providing the person in front of you hasn't bought a device that reclines so much that you can't get out of yours) and walk out?
Here are a few other ideas we've been emailing about:
- The Audacity of Taupe
- Oh, no! Joan Rivers!
- There's been quite a sit over David Chase's (sort of) revelation on the end of the Sopranos
- The NFL: suddenly realized it doesn't punish people much for domestic abuse
- Katie Couric Reportedly Wondered Who Diane Sawyer ‘Blew This Time’ to Land Exclusive Interview
What have you been talking about this week? Comment below, email Colin@wnpr.org, or tweet @wnprcolin.
- Susan Campbell is the author of Tempest-Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker and is the Communications & Development Director at the Partnership for Strong Communities
- Luis Figueroa is an associate professor of history at Trinity College
- Jacques Lamarre is the Director of Communication and Special Projects at The Mark Twain House