Bonfire of the Profanities →
newyorker: Back Issues: A look at the first occurrences of classic profanities in The New Yorker’s pages
This HEAT ain’t right
Drowning does not look like drowning →
cranquis: Excellent article about recognizing the DRASTIC differences in appearance/behavior between people who are drowning in real-life versus how people “drown” on TV. Be safe on and in the water this summer, people!
Customers can legally buy as many weapons as they want in Arizona as long as...– You have to be 21 to buy beer, though, because beer is dangerous. This via your morning must-read, Katherine Eban’s investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal—and why basically everything we’ve been told about it is wrong. Wtf
… arm yourself with books. Assassinate your television. Go for walks, and talk...– —Tim Kreider, “Uncle Ray’s Dystopia” Read the rest of the op-ed about Ray Bradbury that appeared in the Times on 6/8/12
Wait what do I do when the power goes out?
Wait what do i do when the power goes out?
thegreatdaddyproject: Why is it when you try to wipe a baby’s face with a soft wet cloth, they react as if you’re using coarse sandpaper, dipped in chloroform, and set on fire? On a related note, how is it I have no problem “taking on someone my own size” but I can’t seem to overpower a 10 month old to wipe his face? Lol
It no longer occurs to me to query the use of four-letter words, even when they...– Mary Norris on profanity in The New Yorker: http://nyr.kr/OArE2z
Hate commuting #rushplus @unsuckmetro
Cantor is awful. Makes me want to throw up. Ugh.
Over the course of our year-and-a-half-long friendship Nora introduced me to, in...– This. Yes. Lena Dunham Remembers Nora Ephron : The New Yorker
Other countries are sending more kids to college. They’re getting higher...– A conversation with Bill Gates about innovating higher education A really fascinating look at how truly homogeneous and screwy our higher education system’s standards are, how low our completion rates are, and how the Gates Foundation and others are trying to make it better. It won’t be as simple...
Medicine for Southerners, GYN edition
wayfaringmd: Nurse K: Have you had any surgeries before? Patient: yeah, on my stomach. Nurse K: What was the surgery for? Patient: Fireballs. Nurse K: I’m sorry, say that one again? Patient: Fireballs. On my womb. Nurse K: **records “Fibroids” and moves on**
100 predicted for DC on sat. Only 93 in NYC…,
Don’t underestimate how much antagonism there is toward women and how many...– Nora Ephron’s commencement speech at Wellesley College in 1996 (via rachelfershleiser) RIP Nora Ephron. Nora. Keeping it real.
I’m a nerd and I like hanging out with other nerds all the time. I worked in...– Slice Magazine Hey I did this interview for Slice magazine. You should sign up for the Slice Literary Writers’ Conference! I’m participating in the panel “Off the Shelf,” on the role of indie bookstores in the life of a book. Proud nerd.
If I’m following a young person down the street and the young person passes a...– Nora Ephron in 2006 on WHYY’s RadioTimes [full interview here] Aging. Nora.
Nora was a foodie not only before the word became so tiresome and tedious but...– At the Table, Nora Ephron Knew Best - NYTimes.com (via rebeccalando) Hey Frank Bruni, want to write the forward to my cookbook? Don’t take the unprofessionalism of this shout-out wrong, I’m 100% serious. RIP Nora
Dr. Cranquis' Mumbled Gripes: MSNBC article: 13... →
cranquis: July is coming, and in the US that means a new batch of nervous and inexperienced interns handling a large proportion of medical care for hospitalized patients… which likely contributes to the July Effect: a “10% spike in fatalities in teaching hospitals in July.” So don’t get sick enough to be…
thegreatdaddyproject: I realized the other day, that it wasn’t until recently that I began calling my son by hi real name, Dylan, regularly. That may, or may not, have something to do with the fact that I spend my days chasing after him now. In the past 10 months he’s been known around these parts as: Big Guy Buddy Dude Big Time Stinky Face Hercules Big Boy Baby Boy Dyl D.H. Hendy...
Professors are recruited and paid on their academic reputations, not whether...– On today’s Fresh Air, what’s driving college costs higher.
They empiricized a sense of higher education quality that revolves around three...– Kevin Carey, on US News and World Report college rankings. [full interview here]