Folks, sorry I didn’t get to post about Rogoff and Reinhart this weekend, but that will have to wait until next time. I need to wrap this up — it’s almost time for Mad Men!

But before I go, I wanted to put up one last post. Let’s face it: the last two weeks have been horrific. There was the Boston Marathon bombing, the workplace disasters in West Texas and Bangladesh, the ricin scare, the failure the gun control bill, the death of George Jones, and then, to top it off, today’s ghastly story about the deaths of 228 people in a gun battle between security forces and Islamist insurgents in Nigeria. All in all, pretty much a nightmare, right?

We could use a laugh, which is why I am posting this delightful recent clip of Diane Keaton on the Ellen Degeneres show. The ever-fabulous and perhaps tipsy Keaton, of whom I am a mad fan, talks to Ellen about her latest movie, which involves tantric sex. She finds she can’t stop laughing, and her silliness and joy is infectious. Enjoy, and may we all have a much better week!

Kathleen Geier

Kathleen Geier is a writer and public policy researcher who lives in Chicago. She blogs at Inequality Matters. Find her on Twitter: @Kathy_Gee