Limericks survive today with poems that pay tribute to everything from Steve Jobs to the London Underground.
So classy, even its riders seem to behave better when aboard.
This year's delightful run of flash mobs is winding up with a flurry of Santas and carolers. But the phenomenon is so well suited to modern society and technology, it should last a while.
A little book on the origins of the names of stations on London's Tube prompts the Monitor's language columnist to consider the magic of place names.
The US is likely to further pressure on Pakistan to clear militant strongholds after Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad said he trained in one. But Pakistan has wavered on cracking down before.
All US government offices in the country were ordered closed on Tuesday after authorities received 'credible,' undisclosed information about a terrorist threat.