Friday, July 13, 2012

Who's 'Unraveling And Desperate'?

So earlier today someone in the Romney camp said all the Bain hoo-ha — when did he officially leave, who'd he tell the truth to, was he retired or "on leave," who's your Daddy, CEO — showed the Obama campaign is unraveling and desperate.
I thought, oh, Karl, how often are we gonna pull that before it catches up with you. So, this afternoon, Romney is giving an unprecedented five, count them, five, interviews to TV networks to try to put the thing away. We'll see.
Polls show the Bain attacks were effective in the saturated swing states even before this latest round.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Amazon readers review the best. I laughed so hard at this that I  was crying and clutching my middle:

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (1926)
“Here’s the first half of the book: ‘We had dinner and a few drinks. We went to a cafe and talked and had some drinks. We ate dinner and had a few drinks. Dinner. Drinks. More dinner. More drinks. We took a cab here (or there) in Paris and had some drinks, and maybe we danced and flirted and talked sh*t about somebody. More dinner. More drinks. I love you, I hate you, maybe you should come up to my room, no you can’t’… I flipped through the second half of the book a day or two later and saw the words ‘dinner’ and ‘drinks’ on nearly every page and figured it wasn’t worth the risk.”
I think that is perhaps the best book review I have ever read, on a par with A.O. Scott, a nerdy NYT movie reviewer who consistently manages to pierce my armor with something pithy and worthwhile.
I also think the Morning News is worth a daily read.

Even They Think It's Crazy

I used to think all the space stuff was a big yawn. But I changed.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mother's Milk

I want to read the new book on breasts (or at least look at the pictures), but The Guardian has a pretty interesting excerpt about breastmilk.
 In 1982, the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery said "there is a substantial body of medical information and opinion … to the effect that [small breasts] are really a disease"

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mexico Has A New President

And Wonkette has the scoop.
First off, he’s a slut. Big deal. So was Bill Clinton (and John F. Kennedy, for that matter). But a slutty assassin and wife killer (MAYBE!) is a totally different story.
I confess I didn't read a single Mexican election story although I saw the headlines. But how can you resist now? I still don't know his name. Pena? Is that it?