OK, some links for those of you who want a break from the war post-game show, from leaders who sell stock when they hear soldiers are kidnapped, from analyzing why, exactly, it’s a bad idea to run a war with a Prime Minister and Defense Minister who don’t know anything about the army, or from placing bets on how long the silence is going to last.
Me, I just needed to clean out my bookmarks.
Did you know that Jack Black is only two degrees of separation from Elvis (as is, natch, Kevin Bacon), and that Spike Lee is a mere three? This toy is hours of Elvis.
This toy has gotten some press lately, so it’s not such a good secret anymore, but it’s still great fun when you’re on the phone.
You may be shocked to hear that Capitol Hill interns are having a lot of politically-tinged sex while at work. Check the linked post for fun facts like, “Republicans are more inclined than Democrats to believe that hooking up leads to love (18% compared to 12%).”
R. Uri Cohen sent me this hillariously spot-on ettiquite guide for urban living from NY Metro.
This is just a general time-suck.
The International Dialects of English Archive, to hear the difference among drawls and to get a good crack at Valley Girl Speak. And yes, we Chicagoans do have an accent, it’s just better than yours.