Monthly Archives: December 2008

Glorious prose of the hangover

From today’sNYTimes: This, for example, is how the eponymous hero of Amis’s novel awakens the morning after: “not for him the slow, gracious wandering from the halls of sleep, but a summary, forcible ejection. He lay sprawled, too wicked to move, spewed up like a broken spider-crab on the tarry shingle of the morning. The […]

Twitter revelation about the left . . . how many more are there?

I don’t know Howard Rheingold’s politics but his twitter stream has always made me think of him as a New Left guy . . . I wonder how many old New Lefties are having this thought process (read bottom one first):

Freaky Amazon Moment

While looking the Nintendo DC classics series, I found this on Amazon: A package deal from Penguin where you get roughly 1000 penguin books (chosen by Penguin to be the best or most representative of their publishing tradition and literary excellen), for less than 8000 dollars. “Kate” went ahead and did it:

Paul Krugman’s Rules of Research

From his Nobel talk slides: The meaning of the first one was not immediately apparent to me, so I found a longer version of the rules, where Krugman explains: “Pay attention to what intelligent people are saying, even if they do not have your customs or speak your analytical language.” Applies to many, many things.