Short people are just the same as you and I

National Public Radio does a nice job with a fun story on its Web site today. The topic is short people and a book about them called “Short: Walking Tall When You Are Not Tall At All.”

NPR uses a simple list to summarize the book and a well-edited slideshow to review some of the famous short people in politics, music and movies. The result is a pithy, perfect package of words and images. Apparently, the Internet agrees, as this is the most popular story of the moment on NPR’s site.

My only edit: The story should make it clear that Randy Newman was being ironic when he wrote and sang “Short People.”