Newsletter 161


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[2]Dogs Don't Understand Moving
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Allie Brosh | Hyperbole And A Half | 17 November 2010

Beautifully illustrated account of moving house across America with two
  dogs—one simple and one neurotic. A delightful read, if you have a weakness
  for dog psychology. Otherwise, just enjoy the pictures

[3]Sex With Someone With Asperger's
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Penelope Trunk | Brazen Careerist | 18 November 2010

Pretty much the definition of oversharing. Decidedly NSFW, or many homes.
  But she's such a great writer, this cries out to be recommended. And it's
  the one chance you'll get to read a piece this frank

[4]On Birds
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Jonathan Elphick | Five Books | 19 November 2010

Ornithologist discusses birds in science, art, literature, history,
  folklore, and recommends his favourite books in the field. Funny,
  surprising, often lyrical conversation, interesting throughout

[5]Manny Pacquiao Doesn't Scale It Back
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Bill Dwyre | LA Times | 14 November 2010

World's best pound-for-pound fighter, Philippine congressman Manny Pacquiao,
  wins eighth world boxing title in eight weight divisions. It's never been
  done before. And it probably won't ever be done again

[6]Political Trolleyology
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Will Davies | Potlatch | 14 November 2010

Short, sharp blog post. Britain's centre-right coalition evolves
  conservative Rawlsian ideology. Treats inequalities as given, even those it
  creates. Question becomes, how to treat inequalities "fairly"

[7]I Hate To Tell You ...
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Erin McKean | Boston Globe | 14 November 2010

When someone says, "It's not about the money ...", it's about the money.
  When they say, "I hate to tell you ...", they want to tell you. An anthology
  of disclaimers used to mask our motives from ourselves

[8]An All-Time Great Marine
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Max Boot | WSJ | 13 November 2010

"When he entered the Academy he was 5'4'' and 116 pounds". And Jewish, and
  previously married, though he concealed both. Persuaded the Marines to adopt
  landing craft, helicopters. Died at 95

[9]Start-Up City
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Edward Glaeser | City Journal | 15 November 2010

Enthralling tales of historic New York entrepreneurship: Jeremiah Thompson,
  inventor of on-time freight shipping; Isaac Roosevelt, sugar refiner; A.E.
  Lefcourt, bootblack to property billionaire. More such needed

[10]Diseases Of Affluence
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Kevin Patterson | Maisonneuve | 15 November 2010

Surgeon contrasts bodies of rich and poor, prompted by internship in Afghan
  hospital. "Every loop of bowel was visible, unobscured by mesenteric fat,
  which, in Canadians, clings to every organ like yellow oily cake"

[11]The Palin Network
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Robert Draper | NYT Magazine | 17 November 2010

Unfocused but always interesting portrait of Palin during 2010 mid-terms,
  and the team she may use to run for president in 2012. Revealing detail on
  her decision to quit governorship of Alaska in 2009

[12]Let's Hope Her Prince Isn't Like His Dad
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Julie Burchill | Independent | 17 November 2010

"Unlike the cute but dorky teenage Diana, Kate is fantastically well-groomed
  and gorgeously put-together. If only she'd aimed a little higher, she'd have
  made a top-flight air stewardess"

[13]Gropers To Gropees: Shut Up
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Ken | Popehat | 12 November 2010

Fine diatribe against US Transport Security Administration and its
  backscatter x-rays. "Americans are as close as they have been since 9/11 to
  calling bullshit on the ever-increasing Security Theater"

Topic: Airport Security

A few things to read while you wait to be groped, probed, swabbed,
  backscattered, de-shoed, nude x-... [14]Continue reading...
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[15]Today on FiveBooks: Phil Richardson on Bats
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