Peter Orszag on Health Care Opportunities and Challenges
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Possibilities for Really Cheap Entertainment

From "As You Know, Bob":

As You Know, Bob: "Ahhh! My hand!": Earlier today (well, last evening, now), the eldest kid and I made a nerd road trip up to the new digital-tv transmitter shack up in the hills. All afternoon, I had been brooding about standing at the foot of the broadcast tower while it was radiating a few megawatts of radio energy into space. So, come sunset, I went down to the basement and dug out a couple of 48" fluorescent bulbs, and threw them and the family into the car. We drove over to the nearest high-voltage power line, and we watched the fireflies while we waited for full dark, and then we played light sabers in the gloaming...