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if there isnt a parable about this, there should be.
god was not happy when he heard rupert murdoch bought national geographic.
Sarah Silverman's move to the right side of history.
longest subway route - 14 hours
oliver sacks died. the new yorker has made available all his writings for them i assume for free.
can it be called a successful 6 mile bike ride when i got 1.75 liters of whiskey and 3 oversized cookies enroute? to be fair two of those cookies were free. to be less generous i got them to open the door to the bakery with some minor beseeching after they had closed. but again, to be fair, they were closing up 20 minutes early. the only two things i really regret -- the quality of the whiskey and not tipping the cookiegivers better. i think we can easily deduce the square root of that equation. and, no, i was not good at math.
spanish villages for sale.
there are only two people left on the planet who were verifiably born in the 19th century.
“Slouching Towards Bethlehem” is a classic of what was later named the New Journalism. Didion used a vernacular voice that mimicked the laid-back aimlessness of Haight speech. More New Journalistically, she adopted a Haight personality. She blended into the scene; she internalized its confusions. She gave readers the sense that she was putting herself at risk by reporting this story, that she might get sucked into the Haight abyss and become a lost soul, too...
went to see some comedy on a whim. it was the perfect storm. saw her mention it on twitter about an hour before the show and it was at the ucb east on third street and it was at 645 and it was 5 bucks. wrote for the letterman show and is a producer on the daily show. was prepping her act to go to the edinburgh festival. not the funniest ever but endearing enough for 5 bucks on a monday at pre-dusk.
the spammer algorithm has finally decided to send me j-date spam instead of christian mingle. little do they know that i am a self hating jew. maybe the "j" stands for jihadi. id click through to find out but i suspect id end up on the nsa's spam list, too, and they are the worst. you do not want to know what lengths they go to for penis enlargements.
The next full-margin rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will spell the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent.
unequivocal statement from the white house for a change.