Posts Tagged ‘the millions’

Monday Medley

What we read while the Emmys honored Jeff Daniels sarcastically…

Monday Medley

What we read while somehow rushing for 87 yards in the Pro Bowl…

  • Speaking of Obama, former NY Times war correspondent is suing him. Here’s why.

Monday Medley

What we read while the Egyptian government REALLY cracked down on Tebowing…

Monday Medley

What we read while turning down the Donald Trump debate…

Monday Medley

What we read while regifting…

Monday Medley

What we read while dabbling in witchcraft….


Monday Medley

What we read while admittedly forgetting…

Monday Medley

What we read while taking advantage of the estate tax loophole…
  • We can think of nothing better than spending a 12-hour blind date with Dostoevsky.
  • Get this: The colon is making a: Comeback!

Monday Medley

What we read while celebrating the independence of our nation by blowing up a small part of it…

  • We had endless fun with the worst sentences of the year, but our personal favorite might have to be the following: “As Holmes, who had a nose for danger, quietly fingered the bloody knife and eyed the various body parts strewn along the dark, deserted highway, he placed his ear to the ground and, with his heart in his throat, silently mouthed to his companion, ‘Arm yourself, Watson, there is an evil hand afoot ahead.'”
  • The answer appears to be “No,” but the question in the subhead–“Could a brain parasite found in cats help soccer teams win at the World Cup?”–is undeniably intriguing.

Monday Medley

What we read while not writing anything….

  • The New York Times Magazine’s profile on David Mitchell is one of our favorite features on one of one of us’s favorite authors. Our favorite part from Wyatt Mason’s look at Mitchell: “When writing is great, Mitchell told me of the books he loved as a reader, ‘your mind is nowhere else but in this world that started off in the mind of another human being. There are two miracles at work here. One, that someone thought of that world and people in the first place. And the second, that there’s this means of transmitting it. Just little ink marks on squashed wood fiber. Bloody amazing.'”
  • Last week we linked to Philadelphia Magazine‘s profile of Buzz Bissinger, which asked why the former Pulitzer Prize winner was so angry. This week, we link to Bissinger’s own indirect response from The New Republic, in which he explains why he loves Twitter: “I am an angry man, which is one of the reasons I have resumed therapy and take four different pharmaceuticals. I wake up angry, stay angry during the day except to my dog and children, and go to bed angry at night. Most of my anger amounted to a running dialogue of abuse and self-abuse while working alone at home. But with Twitter, I now had an outlet.”