27 April 2014

This Week in Review (from Idaho)

Articles He Wrote
I am passing through Seattle, San Francisco and LA over the next two weeks. Say hi if you are around.

Good Reads
  • Akex Oareebe says what everyone has been thinking for a long time, it is time for the NY Times to ditch Friedman, Brooks and Dowd from the OpEd pages.
  • Yankees fans are everywhere! An interactive map breaks down baseball fans by zip code.
  • Another 90s has-been is peddling anti-vaccine ideas.
  • The founder of Boston Brewery (aka Sam Adams), Jim Koch, says he has a trick to ward off getting drunk. Anyone try this out?
  • The lasting impacts of a failed Washington career that ended due to a scandal. 
  • Rolling Stone readers love John Hughes. They think Breakfast Club is the best movie of the 80's.
  • After years of rape allegations, the ax might finally fall on one of fashion's most divisive photographers.
  • A very unscientific survey finds that people from Montana and Alaska have the most state pride. Rhode Island and Illinois rate the worst.
Song of the Week
Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting on You)
(Say what you want about the lead singer's dance moves, but there are few performers that are this emotionally invested in what they create)

Development Doings
The Funny Pages
Hover text: "I can't remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you're saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it is not literally illegal to express"