"A film review on Friday about 'Jobs,' a biography of Steve Jobs that the review said has 'all the sex appeal of a PowerPoint presentation,' referred imprecisely to PowerPoint."
Probably the most horrifying revelation of Halliburton's involvement with the Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil rig (they did some of the deep water work, apparently!) is just how hideous their PowerPoint template is. Would you really buy a private army/gun/oil rig from that presentation?
From the Times comes John Boehner's PowerPoint presentation on the "debt ceiling deal," which deserves so many scare quotes than that. Despite it being a complex arrangement described in bulletpoints—which, plenty of room to obscure things there!—it's also a useful and frightening document. It's also really the only thing to read today. The newspapers are otherwise only carrying process and "perception" stories about politics—apart from this smart move by the Times, there's very few ways to actually figure out what the alleged "deal" is. But spoiler: the "debt ceiling crisis" is actually just the first of a series of crises. We can now look forward to the "balanced budget [...]