The government figures it has a lower potential for abuse because you will be...– Tylenol and the War on Drugs | Psychology Today
The Webby Awards: Intra-Netted: Testing Oh Don't... →
webbys: Welcome to Intra-Netted, where the intrepid members of the Webbys team test a product or service for Netted and share their results. In this installment, we’ve called upon Megha Kohli to test Oh Don’t Forget. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a terrible memory. I’m constantly… Thanks for the mention!
the megalomaniac view of oneself as the Elect, wholly good, abominably...– Norman Cohn as quoted in The paranoid style in American politics—By Richard Hofstadter (Harper’s Magazine)
Spanish Day: the Documentary (teaser) (by Jeff Katz)
In the case of the very wealthy, such forms of consumption can become so...– Secret Fears of the Super-Rich - Magazine - The Atlantic (this one has been going around, but via @yurijagrine) Epicurus would agree.
…minimalist style becomes minimalist thought, and that is a problem.– FT.com / Life & Arts - The art of good writing
The National, Bloodbuzz Ohio Peace out, OH.
In Perhilitan we have a saying about her: Kecik-kecik cili padi…The...– The Kingpin: An exposé of the world’s most notorious wildlife dealer, his special government friend, and his ambitious new plan (National Geographic)
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost present…one scene from their Star Wars shot-for-shot remake, Onion AV Club
Immigration: Utah bucks conservative trend on... →
I find myself often defending Utah. This makes it easier.
… a person with a one-hour commute has to earn 40 percent more money to be...– Commuting : The Frontal Cortex
Employees repeatedly accused me of being a federal agent. They photographed me....– The Kingpin: An exposé of the world’s most notorious wildlife dealer, his special government friend, and his ambitious new plan (National Geographic Magazine)
Why is there no looting in Japan? →
Attila doesn’t eat; he drinks. His little hands are like two lumps of lard, his...– A Journey Round My Skull - Archives: Joe Camel’s Little Brother Alberto Savinio —from “Attila,” translated from the Italian by Gilbert Alter-Gilbert. Read the rest on Exploring Fictions.
Beware China's 'honeytrap' spies →
According to intelligence agencies, China is enlisting beautiful women for corporate espionage in the West. How does the dreaded “honeytrap” method work?
The original Red Dawn was a “cultural marker,” says Daniel Foster at...– ‘Red Dawn’ remake: Is Hollywood ‘kowtowing’ to China? - The Week Wolverines!
1 dead, 39 injured in Jerusalem bus station... →
The Medals of His Defeats | Hitchens →
On a revisionist take on Churchill (from 2002, The Atlantic).
I’m sorry, this was insanely disrespectful. I’m not well. I wish i could erase...– A youtube commenter’s plea for remorse (http://www.youtube.com/comment?lc=eNqWiLjgjcKTsATQeoRsPAaLr_3XvxEvC4e94TQqj3M)
It looked as if she were holding herself up to get a last breath of air. It was...– diver John Farrar, Chappaquiddick incident What a horrible way to go. I never considered how long someone could survive in a submerged car.
Raising Kane (Pauline Kael classic)
Ben Hecht is quoted as saying you could tell which was the glass eye because it was the warmer one - On Walter Howey, the Platonic ideal of a Hearst journalist Mankiewicz’s attitude toward himself and his work is summed up in one very short, very famous story. A friend who hadn’t seen him for a while asked, “How’s Sara?” Mankiewicz, puzzled: “Who?” “Sara. Your wife, Sara.” “Oh, you mean Poor...
I have felt beaten and pummeled by many things… misplaced kindness...– Daniel Kish, The Blind Man Who Taught Himself To See | Men’s Journal
Blood At The Root →
The Hidden Anti-Semitism of Christopher Hitchens... →
Fascinating, not at all the reactionary polemic I expected. But I don’t agree that Hitchens’, et all, world view is inherently nihilistic. A telling line from this piece, “It is as delusional as comparing the Boy Scouts to the Hitler Youth,” which describes Hitchens’ hyperbole, honed in his Marxist days, well. I also haven’t heard much late-period Hitch, aside...
If you are charged with a crime in Japan and brought to trial, statistics show...– The Escapist : Phoenix Wright’s Objection!
…the average middle school, high school, or college can expect an...– Preparing for That Once-in-Twelve-Millenia Tragedy - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine
You have control only over your actions, never over the fruit of your actions....– Krishna, in the Bhagavad Gita, via The ‘Michigan fish test’ and the Middle East
It’s hardly surprising that people grew to hate me. I’m sorry that...– Phil Collins quits music, apologizes for his success
Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft, and the only one that...– Werner von Braun, valuable Nazi. Fun fact about that mass-production: “More people died building the V-2 rockets than were killed by it as a weapon.” - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun#Slave_labor (via The machine age - NYPOST.com)