The Week in a Minute: May 21, 2011


  • Allstate, a little late to the on-line game, buys Esurance and Answer Financial.
  • NOAA’s hurricane forecast is a little better than last year, but not great:
    • 12 to 18 named storms
    • Six to 10 hurricanes
    • Three to six Category 3 or higher.
  • A lot of jokes stemming from Munich Re’s company-sponsored orgy in 2007. But the depersonalization of intimate behavior is not, you know, funny. The ribbons the women wore denoting their availability and accessibility reminds my wife of The Handmaid’s Tale. The marks on their forearms indicated how many men they had encountered reminded me of something even darker.


Rain + baseball = medieval sport


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