The writer of that headline deserves a special Pulitzer for Outstanding Subtlety in Sarcasm.
Alternate take : Sorry, Mr. Potter, Clarence is off-duty today.
Every time I see that guy, I get intensely paranoid about my hair.
@Smitros : "Just watch me."
Also, the photos at the top of that article look absolutely fucking delicious.
"But whereas middle-aged people who consumed a lot of animal protein tended to die younger from cancer, diabetes and other diseases, the same diet seemed to protect people's health in old age."
Wait, this scientific study can't be boiled down to a simplistic, straightforward headline? SCIENCE IS SO SUBJECTIVE, IF THERE'S GLOBAL WARMING HOW COME ALL THIS SNOW, etc. etc.
Alternate take : "(Study director) Longo told the Guardian. 'We are not saying go and do some crazy diet we came up with. If we are wrong, there is no harm done, but if we are right you are looking at an incredible effect that in general is about as bad as smoking.'"
I THOUGHT SCIENCE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE "SCIENTIFIC" AND NOW HERE YOU ARE WITH YOUR WISHY-WASHY "UNCERTAINTIES", THAT'S WHY MY SARDINES-AND-BREAD WEIGHT-LOSS PROGRAM IS BASED ON THE BIBLICAL WORD OF OUR UNERRING LORD JESUS, etc. etc.
On Meet The Awl
Obligatory : Will the new people put an awl on the main page? WOULD IT EVEN BE A VICTORY IF THEY DID, etc. etc.
Alternate, also obligatory : The Awl staff needs a Mad-Magazine-staff-style sobriquet so that they may be addressed en masse. Get working on that, new gang of idiots.
On Meet The Awl
@Br. Seamus : In before pitiful chorus of "DO WE KEEP OUR NUMBERS?"
@LondonLee : I set all my missives in Curated Sans Bold.
Alternate take : "Artisanal Dingbats".
Am I the only one who automatically assumed this was specifically created to target the underserved wake-and-bake demographic?
Fun fact : my college roommate looked almost exactly like Ghostbusters-era Harold Ramis.
Alternate fun fact : The New Yorker style guide requires quotes around the term "fun fact".