Newsletter 478


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

[1]The Browser
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]Greek Referendum Is Coin-Flip On Euro Exit
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/vu2w6w

Paul Mason | BBC | 1 November 2011

If Greeks reject deal for 50% controlled default, debt spirals out of
  control, all rules of euro membership have been broken, Greece is bust.
  Perhaps euro exit has been the logic all along. Here's how it would play out
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/greek-referendum-coin-flip-euro-exit

[7]Is It Ever Right To Hit A Child?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/uuRYKg

David Walkling | Telegraph | 28 October 2011

Of course not, says any progressive parent. But what about the times when
  you can't help yourself, and when it really does seem to be deserved?
  "Nothing worked. The smack cut straight to the point. Don’t do that again,
  it said" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/it-ever-right-hit-child

[9]Building A Better Future
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/tuUial

Richard Woodward | WSJ | 28 October 2011

Profile of groundbreaking architect Bjarke Ingels. Likened to Le Corbusier
  for his grand urban visions. Aims to put the joy back into sustainable,
  green buildings. They should be beautiful, inspiring, fun. Not dreary tower
  blocks [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/building-better-future

[11]Inside Groupon: The Truth About The World's Most Controversial Company
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/suksKA

Nicholas Carlson | Business Insider | 31 October 2011

Full back-story of Andrew Mason and the daily deals company he founded. How
  it grew out of do-gooder social network The Point and ended up with 10,000
  employees. Among them two German brothers who now seem key to any future
  success [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/inside-groupon-truth-about-worlds-most-controversial-company

[13]The Notorious Howie Spira
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/tDpPEF

Luke O'Brien | Deadspin | 26 October 2011

Epic portrait of Mafia-linked hustler, gambler, blackmailer, blowhard. "One
  of the few people to burn the Mob over gambling debts and walk away without
  a limp." Gained fame by getting George Steinbrenner banned from baseball
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/notorious-howie-spira

[15]Big Scary Ugly Dirty Rats
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/rvLpYe

Mark Jacobson | New York | 30 October 2011

Move over bedbugs; the rat is back. At least it is in New York where there's
  again talk of an outbreak. But how many rats really are there? You might not
  want to focus too closely on some of the latest estimates [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/big-scary-ugly-dirty-rats

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Regina Marchi on Day of the Dead
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/regina-marchi-on-day-dead

The Latin American holiday commemorating dead relatives is characterised by
  altars decorated with skulls and marigolds, explains the author of a book on
  how the festival has now migrated to the American mainstream [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/regina-marchi-on-day-dead

Featured Topic

[19]Epic Adventures
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Extreme tourism, unwise adventure and plain bad luck. Enjoy it all from the
  comfort of your armchair [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Reader Recommendations

@[21]lookatluca: @[22]TheBrowser Sure I won't be the only one to point you
  to  Monbiot's  top  piece  on  Corporation  of  London  #[23]browsings
  [24]t.co/jzODdpWO [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/lookatluca
      22. http://twitter.com/TheBrowser
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://t.co/jzODdpWO
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/f-word-by-jesse-sheidlower-and-lewis-black

[27]The F-Word by Jesse Sheidlower
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/f-word-by-jesse-sheidlower-and-lewis-black

[28]Jonathon  Green  says:  “Everybody should look at this and see how
  lexicography should be done. It’s not a grubby book, or a meretricious book,
  it’s an amazing piece of scholarship”[29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jonathon-green-on-slang
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Herman Cain: Bad Lip-Reading
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/nerman-cain-bad-lip-reading

Nachos and hogwash. Yes, it's an old joke by now. But worth one more telling
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Paul Mason, on national security
    Links:
      32. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15539350

"If you ever wonder why serving politicians go grey so quickly, it is in
    part because they see the intelligence"

[33]More quotes
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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