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Christmas stories and the growing legend of Amazon

Though I’m fairly certain Santa doesn’t exist, at least, in the context of the story, it’s plausible that he could get the job done. I mean if you take as given Santa’s hearty proportions, the fact that he has workers … Continue reading

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More Reasons Not to Take Advice from Goldman Sachs

Over at Zerohedge, Tyler Durden has an amusing piece on why it’s probably not advisable to follow the public pronouncements of Goldman Sachs. Recently, Goldman raised its rating of many European bank stocks from “underweight” to “neutral,” which enabled it, … Continue reading

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Pierogi and Nationalism

Pierogi are delicious. They’re unleavened dumplings. Take a doughy, ravioli-like base, wrap it in beef or cabbage or whatever else is around, then fry it or boil it or bake it (frying is really the best) and out come perogi. … Continue reading

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Rolling Stone Fail: disrespecting Django Reinhardt

This might sound snootish but Rolling Stone has once again failed at list-making. As they periodically do, they’ve named the top 100 hundred guitarists of all time. There isn’t a jazz-man among them. They did include Frank Zappa and obviously … Continue reading

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Does The Old World Have Anything To Teach Us About Social Networks?

Most European languages distinguish between an informal and formal “you.” Those of us who speak English learned about this when we studied the tongues of the old continent. When addressing people you don’t know, or simple acquaintances, use the formal … Continue reading

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Going after giants

Maybe I should start my own responding to Mathew Yglesias blog, where I basically play the acolyte to his pope. Periodically, in such a blog, to keep myself honest while keeping the true meaning of Yglesianism alive, I would pick … Continue reading

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The view from nowhere

Over at The Atlantic, Conner Friedersdorf has a great piece defending NPR journalist Caitlin Curran’s right to involve herself in the Occupy Wall Street protest. Sadly, like a teenage boy between the sheets, NPR impetuously fired off a you’re fired … Continue reading

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