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fuckyeahads: T-Mobile has launched a new flashmob advertising campaign, this time planting 300 performers in Terminal 5 at Heathrow International Airport. Singers, accompanied by a ‘vocal orchestra’, peformed “At Last” by Etta James, “Comin’ Home Baby” by Mel Torme, “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison, “I am the Passenger” by Iggy Pop and “I Knew You Were Waiting (for me)” by George Michael...
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newyorker: News that Barack Obama met with Jonathan Franzen at the White House this week got us thinking about what books some of the more famous midterm candidates might be reading in the last weekend of the campaign. Sharron Angle: Shouldn’t be caught reading “The Manchurian Candidate,” after she told high school students last week that she has “been called the first Asian legislator in...
…I actually didn’t feel victimized,” she said.– “Target: Princeton—What happened when a suspected New York City crime ring set its sights on Princeton,” by Henry Rome, The Daily Princetonian
The New Yorker: The Crisis in a Nutshell: Meet the... →
newyorker: A digest of last week’s prophetic and interpretive thought “Let’s be right up front with our principal reservation: It is not all that clear whether anyone now on the scene is fully up to the task.”—New York Post endorsement for Andrew Cuomo for governor. “Let me just clarify: You’re… This is making me feel really good about the world.
On one hand I think it’s hella Niles Crane and a little murderer-y to curate a...– “All Dudes Learned How to Dress and it Sucks,” by Mary HK Choi, The Hairpin
“Riding this tiny motorcycle might be good for you. It could put what you’ve...– “Faking Wes Anderson,” by Dan Abramowitz, Nassau Weekly
Bert and Ernie are not gay. In their 31 years on “Sesame Street,”...– “Some ‘Sesame Street’ viewers sense a gay-friendly vibe”, by Melissa Maerz, The Los Angeles Times
Mrs. Wallace, who was inspired to write a book after reading “The Devil Wears...– “What Change Could Look Like,” by Ashley Parker, New York Times
The linen sets look like the result of someone with ADHD let loose in a...– “My Name on My Milk,” by Jeffrey Essmann, The Morning News
Why Bette Midler and the Internet are awesome:...
Winifred Sanderson: Don't get your knickers in a twist! We're just three kindly old spinster ladies.
Mary Sanderson: Spending a quiet evening at home.
Sarah Sanderson: Sucking the lives out of little children.
Poohsticks is a game first mentioned in The House at Pooh Corner, a Winnie-the-Pooh book by A. A. Milne. It is a simple game which may be played on any bridge over running water; each player drops a stick on the upstream side of a bridge and the one whose stick first appears on the downstream side is the winner.
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A recent survey of 2,000 college students asked about their attitudes toward...– “The Texting Revolution is Here,” WSJ
From a crisis-P.R. perspective, China’s Liu Xiaobo problem has at least one...– “China’s Liu Xiaobo Problem,” Evan Osnos, The New Yorker
The suspects still had not been arraigned at the end of the night and the...– The Daily News is getting a little too poetic for my taste. Oh wait, what’s the headline? “She’s pregnant at 15 and father is held in gay attack, where gang sodomized and tortured victims?” Oh, OK.
Free-market theory works great for discretionary consumer purchases,” says...– “The New Oil,” by Jeneen Interlandi, Newsweek
In Mr. Louis’ view, the portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network...– “Good Nerd, Bad Nerd,” by Leon Neyfakh, New York Observer
Wired.com: Though you criticize groups like Autism Speaks for focusing on a...– An interview with Ari Ne’eman, the first autistic presidential appointee, Wired