Elephants, like many of us, enjoy a good malted beverage when they can get it....– Annals of Drinking: A Better Brew: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
The “broken windows” theory of crime is correct |... →
The dimensions of the head are impressive. With a width of less than a hundred...– Counting all the blades of grass in Ireland
A Wal-Mart employee in suburban New York died after he was trampled by a crush...– Wal-Mart Employee Trampled to Death by Customers - NYTimes.com Sadly, this story is likely to reported as “And sad news out today on Long Island…etc..etc…and now for your holiday weekend forecast.”
As Washington gears up for the historic inauguration of the first...– Got a Room? Inauguration Is a Windfall - NYTimes.com
barthel: offnotesnotes: mikehudack: unicornology: buyhercandy: frannyandzooey: Can you make it last with someone who doesn’t get moved by a piece of art, or a verse of poetry, or a passage from a book, or a line from a song the way you do? With someone who just doesn’t get or really understand the things that pull at your heart strings and make up who you are? Attraction vs. Things in...
Op-Art - Thanksgiving at Dan and Jane's -... →
quality thanksgiving humor from Eggars
McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Atlas Shrugged... →
“Scream your secret passions, Hank Rearden!” “Derivatives!” “Yes!” “Credit-default swaps!” “Oh, yes! Yes!” “Collateralized debt obligation.” “YES! YES! YES!”
What Happy People Don’t Do - NYTimes.com →
Preoccupations - Up the Ladder? How Dated, How... →
I really dislike the corporatization of work (or whatever you want to call it) and hope I don’t have to spend much of my life as part of this system.
Op-Ed Columnist - We Found the W.M.D. -... →
There is 1978 footage of a stricken Feinstein in the opening minutes of the new...– Op-Ed Columnist - Marriage on the Rocks - Editorial - NYTimes.com
Details Emerge in Chevy Chase Deaths -... →
This is really sad. Normally I don’t spend much time reading the details of local crime stories, but for whatever reason I was compelled to find out about this. I live an entirely different part of the city, one where this type of incident is more within the realm of possibility. A lot of us young newcomers to this city live with a certain sense of naive carelessness because most parts of DC...
5 Myths About Our Ailing Health-Care System -... →
“We can improve the quality of care and cut costs without rationing. There are models out there for how to do it right — the Mayo Clinic, the Geisinger Clinic in Pennsylvania, the Cleveland Clinic and California’s Kaiser Permanente are just a few of the organized group practices that are doing a better job for less.” nice! a shout out to Central PA
An Hour From Baltimore - Echoes of Yesteryear in... →
Weekend in New York - Touring Manhattan on a... →
2,800-Year-Old Monument to the Soul Is Discovered... →
Op-Ed Columnist - The Formerly Middle Class -... →
Regulations might be lax when it comes to animal feed and fertilizer in China,...– Op-Ed Contributor - Our Home-Grown Melamine Problem - NYTimes.com
Information is now a public service as much as it’s a commodity,” he said. “It...– Web Sites That Dig for News Rise as Watchdogs - NYTimes.com
If you can carry it to the cash register,” he said, “you can carry it home.– Seeing a Pitched Battle Over Plastic Bags - NYTimes.com
Books of The Times - In ‘Outliers,’ Malcolm... →
Before football, soccer, and basketball, before baseball and golf, was …...– West Virginia, Irish Road Bowling, Sport - Washington, DC. This was the second hit on Google maps for bowling nearby my house in DC…clearly there’s dearth of (American) bowling options in this city.
Wines of The Times - Wines for Thanksgiving -... →
mmm…looking forward to thanksgiving
Say Goodbye to BlackBerry? If Obama Has to, Yes He... →
it really is bizarre how how byzantine government offices can act…are governors and mayors prevented from using email?
Op-Ed Contributor - An English Lesson -... →
The Republican Party is divided because its two major constituencies use the word “conservative” differently. That’s it. End of story. When the party splits or some one or group can figure out how to redefine the word conservative to include these two halves (and I really hope this doesn’t happen because we’ve already seen a glimpse of it) will the current version of...
Eliot Spitzer - Predatory Lenders' Partner in... →
again, old but a good one…oh Eliot, why’d you have to go get caught for being kinky…
the actual "bailout" bill →
old of course (meant to post it awhile ago) but in case anyone had the morbid curiosity to take a glance (note: yes, of course it is long, it’s a Congressional bill)
How to Revive the Housing Market: A Proposal from... →
When New President Meets Old, It's Not Always... →
Michelle Obama Has Her Own Transition to Work Out... →
The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan ... →
The analogy isn’t perfect, but the point that the people hurt the most were those within the bloated industry
Op-Ed Columnist - G.O.P. Dog Days? - NYTimes.com →
If John Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy had not all been assassinated, would we have ended up in the dual gutters of Vietnam (dragging on and on) and the economic woes of the 70s, along with the antipathy of a divided electorate? While I am a history buff and have an interest in this time period, I don’t pretend to offer any real analysis of the possibilities and the...
Small-Business Owners Lobby to Cut Credit Card... →
I love how Visa and Mastercard (two outrageously huge and wealthy companies) are honestly aruging that larger companies like Walmart are simply using small businesses as “poster children” in this case. We have really dug our own grave by allowing corporations to metastize into mad, power-weilding sociopaths bent on laying waste to some of the very things that have made (and still do in...
With Free Bikes, Challenging Car Culture on Campus... →
Roasted Pumpkin Salad Recipe - 101 Cookbooks →
this will be my thanksgiving contribution…that and a few bottles of wine of course…
Interesting Times: George Packer: Online Only: The... →
Narwhal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia →
Rabbit Hash, Kentucky - Wikipedia, the free... →
some guy called NPR from here today and mentioned that the town’s mayor, a dog, was losing to a cat for re-election…
The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan ... →
It is finally f’ing time to do this thing.