Category Archives: original research
There was this group of American kids on the steps outside the Venice train station; each had a bottle of wine she was drinking, each was sitting next to her backpack. It was 9 in the evening or so, we … Continue reading
With apologies to Sidney Harris, whose artwork I appropriated.
I just noticed that they’re all going to die. They’re all going to die. I need to stop saying “Oh, that’s too bad” when celebrities keel over, because they’re all going to do that at some point, until I do. … Continue reading
That took longer than I thought it would
If I pay you an extra fifty dollars, I don’t want you to pinch me less hard, I want you to stop fucking pinching me. That’s why “more legroom” coach is such a hard sell. Yes, it’s better than regular … Continue reading
The difference between the fiftieth time and the five hundredth. Wouldn’t it be great if every time were the fiftieth time?
If we admit them, we’ll have to admit a slave state too. It’s more complicated than it looks.
$151,000, just sitting there in a market-tracking account, makes as much money every year as a full-time minimum-wage worker.
If Hillary Clinton is elected, it will mark only the second time that a married couple has been elected individually to the Presidency, following Grover Cleveland and husband Benjamin Cleveland Harrison. Truly a remarkable accomplishment.
Answer: No, there is no such cartoon.
When I was a kid I wondered whether I’d turn in to one of the guys I read about, guys who ordered hot toddies in cherry-paneled rooms. Guys who smoked meerschaum pipes or large cigars while waiting for the butler … Continue reading
You know how it’s said that a hybrid gets better city mileage than highway mileage because 1) the gas engine shuts off when the car is stopped, and 2) because of regenerative braking? That’s gotta be bullshit, and here’s why: … Continue reading
You know how scientists and historians are liable to liken the total time civilization has existed versus the total time the earth has existed to “the blink of an eye?” At the drop of a hat? I’ve always taken their … Continue reading