They couldn’t have been spies,” she said. “Look what she did with the...– “In Ordinary Lives, U.S. Sees the Work of Russian Agents,” New York Times
With his party having won 6 of the City Council’s 15 seats, Mr. Gnarr needed a...– Icelander’s Campaign is a Joke Until He’s Elected, New York Times
Yusef Lateef – Love Theme From “Spartacus” (via...
Whereas the I-95 tolls amount to less than five cents per mile in New Jersey and...– Jonathan Chait, Rogue State (via dcwalter)
You’re trying to kill me! Without a dagger or a pistol, you are trying to...– newsstand owner at West 4th St. after I offered him 50 cents for a dirty, year-old magazine that contained one of my articles.
A soccer spectator should not have to worry about the bodily well-being of a...– “Bring Back the Sports Boycott” Newsweek
Seismologists are now being indicted and investigated for manslaughter, on...– Ben Goldacre: Predictions are fine, but there are better ways to protect a population | Science | The Guardian (via themorningnews)
THE FACTS OF LIFE: France stunk and was headed for elimination anyway.– Mike Allen’s Politico Playbook
“Epochs of history rarely come to a sudden end, seldom announce their...– The Last Island of the Savages, by Adam Goodheart in American Scholar
Countries seem to play with their national characteristics. They become...– Playing for the World (via was)
This warden message is being issued to advise U.S. citizens traveling to and...– WARDEN MESSAGE U.S. EMBASSY LA PAZ, BOLIVIA February 13, 2008
Um, let’s see. I’m finding it hard to introduce myself, actually, because the...– “Extreme Solitude” by Jeffrey Eugenides, the The New Yorker
We have embarrassment fatigue here,” said Dick Harpootlian, the former...– “Who’s Alvin Greene? State asks after vote” -New York Times
The Amateur Gourmet: Excellent Pork Chop House →
akuat: I was a little frightened, at first, when the waitress set the plate down. Where did this pork come from? How can it only cost $2.50 on the menu? Will Michael Pollan slap me on the wrist for eating something that was probably tortured in an industrial warehouse? (Side note: I’d love for Michael Pollan to address how eating ethically sometimes doesn’t allow you to eat ethnically....
“What happened to all the silverware?” someone asked. “They got turned into a...– “The Freegan Establishment,” New York Times
DANCING ALONE TO PONY →
Now this is an Internet meme that I just COMPLETELY missed. In fact, it boggles my mind.
Popular New Drinking Game Raises Question, Who’s... →
Really, New York Times? Who’s ‘icing’ whom? It’s bros. Bros are icing bros.
But if you turn out to be wrong, even temporarily, even only once, on a...– Christopher Hitchens, on Helen Thomas and being wrong UPDATE: This is actually Felix Salmon, in a very nice and thoughtful Reuters piece. (via firthofforth) (via ericmortensen) (via brooklynmutt) (via newsweek)
…But the people who will be most severely harmed by climate change have...– Peter Singer, in the New York Times
It’s like a mento being dropped into a coke bottle…– Richard Lui on CNN, explaining the BP oil geyser
What I think this poll shows is that taxes and spending are not by any means the...– (via Capital Gains and Games)
Taken by Trees’ cover of “Sweet Child...