In the spirit of Internet immediacy, here is a review of what I was reading online last week.
- I’ve heard that a person can’t tell Skittles apart in the dark. Now I come across the idea that “shape — whether of the food item itself or its packaging — sets up a set of flavor expectations even before consumption.” via The Shape of Cheese and Chicken McNuggets.
- My favorite compound modifier of the week: “the hoped-for grizzly bears.” As in, “The hoped-for grizzly bears refused to run in front of his rifle, cowboys cavalierly put their feet on the table in his presence, and smoking was prohibited everywhere.” via Diary of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Details 1892 Journey around World – SPIEGEL ONLINE.
- Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Wag turns reading into snobbery, realizes classic books are good! #jerk The Case for Rereading the High School Classics – Entertainment – The Atlantic Wire.
- “Dad,” I tried to bargain, “why don’t you go to the Playboy Club with your friends, and I’ll meet you for dinner afterward.” via The Smart Set: Splitting Hares – February 20, 2013.
- “…a building almost entirely depopulated in the space of a year as its nearly 2,500 occupants were imprisoned, executed, or driven to kill themselves.” Moscow Under Terror – Benjamin Schwarz – The Atlantic.
- “There are at least as many ways a bet on an American debt crisis could go wrong as there are ways it could go right.” Via Debt crises: On predicting fiscal doomsday | The Economist.
- “…although a sighting of an unaccompanied white girl was still rare enough that we’d have to comment on it.” via Regarding This “Brooklyn” Everyone Keeps Talking About – Esquire.
From your 120 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 5,730 items, clicked 250 items, starred 1 items, and emailed 9 items.