“RIP Robin Gibb” — what does that even mean on Twitter? Monica Hesse dissects the showy phenomenon of social media mourning: “When celebrities die, we become more aware of our ephemeral existence. Everyone dies, even a Bee Gee, and bleating out tweets is so much less about the musicians than it is about us. In one way or another, it always is.”
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief? Or Kenneth the page? Richard Cordray knows who you think he looks like, and he seems to be cool with it, reports In the Loop.
“We figured it out that Bryce was 8 when Adam [LaRoche] got married.”
— Ryan Zimmerman on talented-beyond-his-years teammate Bryce Harper, a 19-year-old who seems to be fitting in well with the grown men of the Nats, reports Adam Kilgore.