I grew up an hour away from the toothpick capital of the world (or “the toot’pick fact’ry,” as the mémères and pépères would say), so it was easy to believe that the sun would rise in the east and toothpicks would be made in Maine, from clean white birch. But the toothpick factory closed seven years ago, and people in office towers signed some papers, and the other day my...
“Dad wonders why they haven’t genetically engineered a three-legged turkey. I think it’s because the bird would have trouble moving around.”
To the letter
I made this cake the other day, or rather, I made a cake sort of like this cake but also completely different because I didn’t have some of the ingredients (or I didn’t have enough of the ingredients I did have). Minor obstacles like this should never keep you from cake. Here’s my remix: 5 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped up 1 cup almond milk 1/2 cup coffee 2/3 cup...
A Morgan Stanley trader recently tried to hire a dwarf for a bachelor party in...– God, I’ve missed stories like these. You want to see some Sí, se puede? All the clawback provisions and high stock-to-cash bonus ratios in the world cannot defeat the average analyst/trader’s zest for life (where “life” is defined as fratty stunts, hip-hop birthday parties,...
Is that a thing? eta: YES IT IS.
Long before the combination of alcohol and caffeine in cans marketed as “energy...– Ayuh.
You two know each other?
When you are reading two books at the same time and one of them suddenly references the other via footnote, it is exactly the same feeling you get when you find out that two people you met in two different contexts were friends before you knew either of them. (Something something about Facebook.)
Internet mood ring
Sometimes I regret not taking computer coding classes in college. If I had, I would start fewer sentences with “Someone should invent a thing that…” and more sentences with “I’m in the new issue of Wired (again).” I still think it would be great if someone invented a FarmBill app that let you throw corn subsidies at your friends, or if someone invented a website...
matthew gallaway: Okay, I felt guilty and read it →
matthewgallaway: but I still think it’s stupid, arrogant, small-spirited and needlessly judgmental. It reminds me of an article in The Times I read many years ago bemoaning the amount of money ppl spend on their pets when there are so many disasters in the world (where ppl need money), with the specious… Also, come on, the “logic” of the Slate piece gets all kinds of...