Jonathan Mann, "The Ballad Of Steven Slater"

Prolific Youtubist Jonathan Mann has written and recorded a song celebrating everybody’s favorite new “bandit hero” style folk icon, Steven Slater. (A DJ on 101.9 played the song last night, followed by The Replacement’s “Waitress In the Sky,” which was a nice touch.) It’s not quite “four dead in Ohio!” but it seems like it could be having a similar effect on society. College English professor Lynne Rosenthal was thrown out of a Manhattan Starbucks yesterday after refusing to order a bagel and coffee in accordance with the coffee corporation’s famously frustrating menu-speak. “I just wanted a multigrain bagel,” Rosenthal told The New York Post. “I refused to say ‘without butter or cheese.’ When you go to Burger King, you don’t have to list the six things you don’t want. Linguistically, it’s stupid, and I’m a stickler for correct English.”