Posts Tagged ‘in the news’

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TL;DR

April 1, 2013

More Diagnoses of A.D.H.D. Causing Concern – NYTimes.com.

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While tossing around names for the (as yet unannounced) new pope…

March 13, 2013

“Pope Dalek V?… PONTIFICATE! PONTIFICATE!”

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And now, the search result for “The Canadian Johnny Cash”

March 8, 2013

The video below is the entirety of a Stompin’ Tom Connors concert film. Connors passed away a few days ago, and this was posted on “If Charlie Parker Was A Gunslinger…

Across This Land with Stompin’ Tom Connors – YouTube.

Let’s talk about “World Music” for a moment. We’ve heard the music Tom is playing here before. But we have not heard it used in the telling of tales of French Canadian lumberjacks. It’s a little like hearing Fela Kuti, and picking out the bits of James Brown. It is familiar, but alien. It also won’t leave your head.

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Farewell to the Very Model of a Modern Surgeon General

February 25, 2013

 

C. Everett Koop, Forceful Surgeon General, Dies at 96 - NYTimes.com

C. Everett Koop, Forceful Surgeon General, Dies at 96 – NYTimes.com.

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“Eventually he got sick from swimming in a river infested with monkey feces and came home.”

January 7, 2013

Not really a representative line, but one that appealed to me.

George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You’ll Read This Year - NYTimes.com

George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You’ll Read This Year – NYTimes.com

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Yeah, but it tastes like ass. BAM!

December 10, 2012

Novak Djokovic buys all the donkey cheese in the world.

h/t kottke.org

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You may not want to book a wedding reception at the Pantagis Renaissance in New Jersey

November 27, 2012

Bamboozled: Knocked out by Sandy, Scotch Plains hall cancels wedding party, keeps its cash | NJ.com.

 

h/t to Consumerist