David Remnick of The New Yorker looks at where the Queen of Soul has been and where she is now.
In case you need to know.
Funny look at some of what Gwynnie is pushing these days.
Funny cartoon illustrating the old wisecrack, "If you can't forecast accurately, forecast often."
Related: quickly review some panics of the past with "Mountains Our of Molehills: A Timeline of Media-Inflamed Fears".
Theodore Dalrymple writes something I've long thought:
At least as interesting, sociologically, as the clothes themselves were the models who wore them. I don’t know whether the company follows fashion or makes it, or whether there is some dialectical relationship between the two, but the models were distinctly freakish, the women half-starved and the men half–both starved and androgynous.
More than by anything else, however, I was struck by their facial expression. It was surly, sulky, sullen, sour, and morose.
"Accidentally think that you permanently deleted a word document? Microsoft (probably) has got your back."
This was news to me and it's good to know.
Entertaining article about one Leicester City fan's failure--for the first time in 20 years-to bet on his team to win the EPL this year. The odds were 5000 to 1, the same odds as Bono "being the next pope".
But "Hack Check: The Best of the Worst in Mainstream Media" thinks maybe the author is making his story up. (The piece is long but very worth reading on its onw.)
Reviewing the titles of recent academic humanities or education papers is usually good for a laugh.
Best one for "power users" is $230 at Amazon.
Related: "A $500 Router and the Price of Convenience".
"Vegans have no idea how much animal cruelty they’re responsible for."