As we consider whether various bailout plans help Main Street as well as Wall...– Kagan, Frederick W. “Security Should Be the Deciding Issue.” The Wall Street Journal. 31 October, 2008. The effects, should we neglect to consider Blockadockadocka Street, could be catastrophic. Like 9/11, times 1,000. Also, no one shows the least concern about the terrorists on State...
The Economist endorses Barack Obama. →
One day in July, I was the pool reporter at an event in Zanesville, Ohio, meaning I was responsible for writing up for the rest of the press corps Obama’s visit to a ministry that was tutoring young students. Again kept at a distance, I watched as Obama chatted with the kids. One boy approached him and held out his fist. Obama drew back. “If I start that …” he said. From...
A somber winter sunset
tumblrthanthou: 1. Khalidi was a PLO spokesman. 2. Ayers and Dohrn are in the video. 3. It’s a matter of time. Can McCain eject the payload before the bomber goes down? No, because the McCain campaign is the source that sent the video to the L.A. Times. Because there is nothing incriminating on the video, they stipulated that it not be released, then turned around to ask questions about the...
Gumport’s Tumblr should obviously be called the Gumblr. Honestly do I have to do this all myself?
Lux on Media and Politics. →
fiatluxemburg: seedz: Warts and all, it is smart. I think I fixed some of the warts. You/we just need an editorial staff. With interns. En Dasher, where are the interns! Where!
Lux on Media and Politics. →
Warts and all, it is smart.
He fancied he was verging more and more toward pragmatism. But at that moment,...– Fitzgerald, Francis S. “Head and Shoulders.” Flappers and Philosophers. New York: Scribner’s, 1920. 73.
Elephants were used as executioners of choice in... →
Meanwhile, the leaders of several nearby towns threatened not to allow the...– “Mary (elephant).” Wikipedia.
She went into a rage, snatched Eldridge with her trunk, threw him against a...– “Mary (elephant).” Wikipedia.
Main Entry: 1yoke Listen to the pronunciation of 1yoke Pronunciation: \ˈyōk\...– yoke - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (via 414k)
"GOP Gal Claims Savage Negro Mugged Her … For... →
It might be important Wonkette did this.
New York Fashion Gets Liu'd →
I might as well be a groupie like everyone else.
On Behalf of My Brother
Is there an application — online or otherwise — that automatically stores, in a list, the words one looks up in a dictionary? The idea is to have a readily accessible compilation of your vocabulary’s “greatest hits.”
Unfortunately, the one drawback of Facebook is that you don’t have the...– “Students Competing for Slots at Elite Colleges Resorting to ‘Facebook Sabotage.’” ReadWriteWeb. via benelux. This is why. The effing tag thing.
I don’t wanna know I don’t wanna know.– The Strokes. “Razorblade.”
Literally a metaphor
fiatluxemburg: The McCain campaign held a conference call in response to the pro-McCain Al-Qaeda position reported earlier today: The most interesting line, however, came from former CIA Director Jim Woosley, who sought to frame the al-Qaeda blog posting as some sort of attempt at reverse political psychology “If one takes one individual Islamist blogger from one terrorist Islamist blog who...
The early deprivations, the lost belief that money solved the problems of his...– Hellman. Pentimento. 258-59.
more read about than read →
fiatluxemburg: leoncrawl: Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. “Luxembourg” I feel that some of my more insightful comments weren’t reported, like my speculation on riot scenarios. Oh God oh God oh God it’s starting to happen.
Sweet words with a harsh voice.
We had been together almost twenty years, some of them bad, a few of them...– Hellman. Pentimento. 199.
Why is fall universally acknowledged to be the...
sunplusnightplusjess: Seriously! Someone tell me! Because :’( Also ladies (yourselves excluded I guess?) like it. They like it big time. Oh man. Nothing like dying trees to set a gal all a-teacups. Seriously fall nostalgia — like sunsets, self-help books, craigslist and fancy chocolate — is all about guys trying to scheme girls, and there is nothing behind the curtain.
This Is How We Know
how do you know
Philip: facebook bruvva
This is old in some ways, but nice in some ways.... →
Everything is bold and I don’t know how to fix it. And I mean that in terms of this Tumblr not in terms of life. UPDATE: Fixed! Gotta remember the “close bold” thing.
A Couple Drinks
Although we haven’t reached the end yet, this weekend has been a relatively dry one, alcohol-wise. I watched The Diner and Chinatown Friday evening as I made “wraps” with Swiss cheese, hot sauce, canned tuna, mayonnaise and tomatoes. My bed time was a resolute 9:30. On Saturday I met with a friend and we walked to DUMBO for brunch, where I had a BLT. The sound system played both...
dagger is sweeping iraq
You think things are bad here? Financial titan... →
And oh my God Iceland.
In one of several scathing reports released in recent weeks, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s inspector general said that a senior SEC official closed a long-running case against Bear Stearns amid an “ongoing personal relationship” with the lawyer representing Bear in the matter, who was a former colleague at the SEC. David Nelson, director of the SEC’s Miami...
Tell me about your baby.” […] “The baby lives in Mulhouse,...– Hellman. Pentimento. 139-140.
Despite constructing scenarios wherein it appears impossible for the celebrities...– “Celebrity Jeopardy! (Saturday Night Live).” Wikipedia.
Now was the time, therefore, for caution, intelligence, reasonable fears. But it...– Hellman. Pentimento. 136. It’s possible that her one trick really is parallelism. (It’s a specific kind of parallelism where a predicate clause structure is repeated and the repeated structure is offset by a comma rather than a conjunction.) It’s a nice little trick that adds...
Forget It, Jake. It's Chinatown.
leoncrawl: hartman: I mean, it’s clearly more of a joke than just any old “word + number combo some will find vaguely familiar.” If they had called it “Catch-9/11” or “Slaughterhouse 9/11” or “9/11 Dalmations,” I guess I’d be squarely in your camp… (UPDATED to be fairer to the title) 9/11 Dalmations! My man! It’s chuckle city over here.
A friend who teaches creative writing has been kind enough to show me her syllabus, and I am going to take the assignments (the goofy ones) and work them out on my Tumblr. The more serious assignments will go in my Writer’s Notebook, which is a new device I have bought to help me be more serious (and is therefore not for public consumption). Here is Assignment 1, with my comments on the...