I'm glad the new site has so much white space. My tiny brain couldn't hitherto parse all those letters in one place.
On Fuck Sunsets
Slate, sensing with incredible alacrity the sudden dropoff in pointless contrarianism on the internet this week, springs boldly into action.
I have fond memories of driving up there from the Philly area during college to see shows. Of Montreal and the Circulatory System (with Jeff Mangum(!) on drums) played among the best sets I've ever seen there. Just sad all around.
Jumping on the Old English train. This would technically be Early Modern English, a category shared by Willy S. himself. Otherwise, good stuff.
Are they banning all awls? Just the more common barn and barred awls, or the whole lot, including the Spotted awl and the Great Snowy awl?
If only the moon were somehow involved...
Don't ever change, Balk.
On the Morsi photos:
Hello? Hello, Dimitri? Listen, I can't hear too well, do you suppose you could turn the music down just a little? Oh, that's much better. Yes. Fine, I can hear you now, Dimitri. Clear and plain and coming through fine. I'm coming through fine too, eh? Good, then. Well then as you say we're both coming through fine. Good. Well it's good that you're fine and I'm fine. I agree with you. It's great to be fine.
@Kevin Knox Seconded. What a dreadful, dreadful, writer. The socialite paleo-conservative with an MBA schtick gets old really fast.
Malcolm Gladwell, is that you?