Hypocrite Karolyi points finger at underage Chinese gymnasts. I understand that not every gymnast is a prepubescent Little Miss Muscles, not every coach is a Károlyi and that not every parent is a gold-digger living vicariously through their offspring. But this year’s Beijing Olympics really show that the age-old (no pun intended) emphasis on petite stature and unhealthy body images in women’s gymnastics is as present as ever – and I’m not just pointing fingers at the Chinese here. The Dawn Chorus

Hero complex. Some people say John McCain has a temper like the Hulk, others think Sen. Barack Obama is more slippery than Aquaman — but did anyone expect the two presumptive presidential candidates to be getting their own comic books? — LA Times

Rolling Stone downsizes. Some packages like the curvaceous old Coke bottle become so iconic that they are recognizable at 30 paces. So it is with Rolling Stone, whose large format has stood out on magazine racks for more than three decades. It won’t for much longer, however. With the Oct. 30 issue, which will go on sale Oct. 17, Rolling Stone, published by Wenner Media, will adopt the standard size used by all but a few magazines. — New York Times

Tech tyrants. Here’s to the screaming ones. The chair-throwers. The ones who see things differently — and will stare you down until you do, too.  You can cower before them, hide from them, quote them behind their backs, or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they’re so damn loud. They’ve worked at Google. Apple. Microsoft. AOL. They’ve ruled the industry — or they’ve failed, loudly. We present you tech’s 10 most tempestuous bosses — Valleywag

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