Thursday, February 12, 2009

Roger Cohen meet Stanley Kubrick

So there's an Op-ed where some guy went to Iran and discovered:
Iran's inner America

I'll hold my tongue, except for one quote from Full Metal Jacket

We are here to help the Vietnamese,

because inside every

gook there is an

American trying to get out.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

What's in _The Atlantic_'s library?

Red Arrow - Harrison's Internal Medicine, 14th Edition. Next to it, Physician's Desk Reference. Should come in handy if healthcare ever comes up.

Image: The Table.

Thursday, February 05, 2009


People need to stop talking about the stimulus as being this many Bbbbbbbbillion or that many bbbbbbbbillion dollars. To the government, a billion dollars is like 100 dollars to you or me. In order to get anything done, a billion is the right amount of money to spend. I understand you all went to diction school and have to ENunCiAte so people don't get confused about billion versus million, but there's a difference between, "Obama plans to add 3 Billion to the NIH budget" and "Obama plans to add... B-b-b-b-billion dollars..."