New scienterrific theory says that King Tutankhamun died in a chariot crash. No mention of an inscription translated as “Live fast, die young, make a beautiful corpse”, but that would seem exquisitely suited to the cultural context… In the Atlantic, Alexander Huls explains “The Ender’s Game Movie Is Secretly a Defense of Millennials”: … A […]
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Dave Weigel did a tour through New Jersey over the weekend, and posted a whole bunch of good stuff, including an interview with Barbara “Oh yeah — the Democrat” Buono. And a long, dispiriting piece on “Christie, Getting Ready to Go National“: … The last poll taken on the governor’s race before Hurricane Sandy put […]
(Ted Rall via GoComics.com) . There’s still plenty worth reading in the Washington Post, including this column from Matt Miller: Voiceover: It’s December 1, 1936 — in the Crossfire tonight — Americans begin signing up for FDR’s new “Social Security” program — but can the post office handle the volume? And is it essential protection […]
Okay, Rand Paul’s latest stunt been mentioned here already, but I can’t resist sharing Mr. Pierce’s response to the lesser Paul: … On behalf of [Rachel Maddow], I offer myself as second, but not in a contest of crude firearms. No, my lad. We will be civilized. I will meet you in a place of […]
(Tony Auth via GoComics.com) . Mark Rank, in the NYTimes: … Contrary to popular belief, the percentage of the population that directly encounters poverty is exceedingly high. My research indicates that nearly 40 percent of Americans between the ages of 25 and 60 will experience at least one year below the official poverty line during […]