Um, so the underlined things in all the stuff I’ve been writing are hyperlinks, and they usually point to things that I thought were worth reading or whatever. Most of y’all never click them, and that’s fine, but it bears mentioning. Here are some things that are also probably worth reading:
- Malcom Gladwell on genius. Honestly, I’d point you to anything Gladwell wrote. If you haven’t read his books, run, don’t walk. (And/or at least check him out talking about spaghetti sauce.)
- Maureen Dowd on Colin Powell’s justified indignation towards the McCain campaign. I generally find Dowd way overrated, but this is a really good column.
- John Swansburg on what happens when a big group goes out to eat (i.e. the bill gets bloated and the whole thing sucks), plus three strategies for approaching the situation.
- Irene Dieter on whether Nader cost Gore the 2000 election. I’ve been having an e-mail debate about this with a friend, and this is the latest link she sent me. I still say the voters who voted for Nader in Florida are as much to blame as anything else.
- Wikipedia page on Go, the greatest board game ever.
- Gizmodo on Brian Eno’s iPhone app. Of which there’s not much to say more then, if you needed one more reason to take the $80/month plunge…
- Jeffrey Goldberg on the BS that is the screening process at airports. I actually have yet to read this, but since re-discovering the Atlantic recently I’ve been having a blast over there.
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The birthday dinner thing was deja vu, because I just went to one of those, complete with the cheapskate girl who made the brilliant move of ordering on a separate tab, another who brought a date who took the longest to pay his share (looking real pissed too) and the couple who left early leaving 80 bucks to pay their share (which was more like $120).
And yes, the Atlantic is brilliant. Wish more Republicans heeded it. But you have to balance it with TNR.
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