ENTIRELY UNNECESSARY DESPAIR AND RAGE
“Old white people are drowning in despair and rage. Here’s how my father lost his mind — thanks to his cable diet.” By Edwin Lyngar. Maybe you know an enraged old white person in whom this could trigger a catharsis of self-recognition?
Guess what: it was all [...]
So New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is not going to be the next president . . . and now, it seems, neither is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Chris Hayes reports in this four-minute clip.
Amazing how callous people can be. E.g., the Walker aide’s reaction to an email comparing welfare recipients to dogs — [...]
Oh, those French. Four minutes of towel dancing. Don’t say I never gave you anything.
Guess who appears to be guilty of insider trading? S.E.C. employees.
Microsoft Level II “Pat” called me precisely on time tonight from the Philippines, but by the time he did I had discovered the problem: [...]
I mentioned my hero Mark Plotkin the other day (helping to save millions of acres of Amazon rain forest, without which we would never have had rubber). Well, read him here on shamans and the importance of hallucinogenic frog slime.
At the other extreme from natural herbal medicine is this artificial [...]
You can read his speech to Friday’s winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee, of course, but then you miss the half the humor and most of the warmth. Far better, if you can, to just settle back in a comfortable chair and watch.
I’m posting it early — this is Monday’s column — [...]
I don’t always read my quote of the day — how do they even get up there? It’s magic! But did you see yesterday’s?
There are two ideas of government. There are those who believe that, if you will only legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous, their prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea, [...]
When was the last time you read a Playboy interview? But here is one, of Gawker’s Nick Denton, that speaks to the future of media and a whole lot more that – while I don’t agree with all of it — strikes me as kind of brilliant.
And it’s long, which is good, [...]
My friend Mark Plotkin is afraid of nothing (I am afraid of everything), having, for example, paddled down the Amazon from its freezing mountainous headwaters, through leeches, piranhas, crocodiles, electric eels, candiru (the one that inflicts an agonizing death if you pee in its pool), snakes, more snakes, yet more snakes, poison frogs, heat, [...]
Newcomers to this page: there is a crazy company I’ve been writing about for 14 years, which seems to be a little less crazy than it once did, and when there’s a new development — having over the years bought an insane number of shares — I am like a dog who hears the dull [...]
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