Brunei, Cameroon, Cuba, Czech Republic, Haiti, Samoa, and Sudan share an unusual distinction, which separates them from every other nation on Earth. What is it?
(A) Mark Leibovich learned at least 17 things from reading The Economist’s “The World in 2013” issue. Among them, employers in Japan face fines if employees fatten up. Could Japan’s KFC-Christmas connection be a part of the problem? [NYT] [Yahoo!]… Continue Reading
Note: this movie was directed by the same guy who thought it would be a good idea to do a frame-by-frame remake of Psycho. So — what new movies have you all seen lately?
From Ross Douthat: It wasn’t so much that LaPierre’s performance made no concession whatsoever on gun restrictions or gun safety — that was to be expected. It was that he launched into a rambling diatribe against an absurdly wide array… Continue Reading
Tagg Romney claims that his father Mitt never really wanted to be President anyway. Dude’s been running for President since 2006. Endured some pretty unpleasant stuff along the way. He didn’t do that because he felt obliged to.
Virginia. Virginia. Virginia. Virginia. Virginia. Virginia. Virginia. Virginia. Virginia. Virginia. North Carolina. New Hampshire. Georgia. South Carolina. Iowa. New Mexico. Connecticut. Wyoming. Tennessee. Utah. Utah. Minnesota. Ohio. South Dakota. Nevada. Oklahoma. New Jersey. This is a comprehensive list.
So my bright idea was to make peanut brittle to exchange with our neighbors. Three pounds of roasted, lightly salted peanuts, five pounds of sugar, a quart of corn syrup, a lot of boiled water, and two sticks of butter… Continue Reading
(A) I can’t have one of these things without at least a couple of links on school shootings. I thought this article explained my discomfort at using high-profile shootings like Sandy Hook as a basis for gun control. [Pacific Standard]… Continue Reading
A vendor dropped off some (promotional) gifts for attorneys and paralegals. Coffee mugs with his company’s logo and phone number, filled with candy. Everybody wins: my vendor gets to advertise to his customers, and he builds goodwill because, hey, we all… Continue Reading
So, we flew with little Lain across the country. We… had no idea how it would go. Last week, she spent almost every living moment either sleeping, eating, or crying. That did not bode well for our flight. Fortunately, the… Continue Reading