For the second, in what I hope to be weekly installment, I was most wonderfully blessed! The esteemed printing staff gave me not one but two copies of the “SundayStyles”, “SundayBusiness” and “Week in Review” sections. And, as I’m sure you’re all wondering, I did read those sections twice. J/k I don’t read the Styles section.

Without further ado…

I really can’t wait for some ultra-long-form book journalism about this. Really neat stuff and the story will really benefit from reporting that isn’t constrained by deadlines or budgets. FWIW: I kind of know a guy who was a security official in the W. administration, and is now an “analyst” who said the U.S. simply does not work on this stuff, although, IIRC, he thinks we ought to. So there’s that.

The Tunisian political situation is interesting.

Some good news, especially considering it seems that tensions between the Anglican and Catholic churches have abated.

I’m a little miffed that there wasn’t even an AP report on the Australian flooding. An area larger than Texas and California combined is affected, there will be a bigger economic impact than Katrina, more than $13 billion is being lost from the Australian economy etc. etc. etc., but what are you going to do?

So I’m guessing that there are school-aged Haitians who just haven’t enrolled, and that there is a rather substantial number of them in the city.

Tasty. I would go to great lengths for a decent source of black pudding in Atlanta. Alack and alas. (On a side note, being surrounded by WASPs at Goldberg’s for breakfast is all kinds of weak).

Even when A.O. Scott’s stuff isn’t that good, it is still fun to read. BTW: If you consider yourself a film connoisseur and you aren’t watching his video podcasts, you are missing out.

I really hope they do. I’ve kind of lost a bit of money with JNJ.

As Muddy Waters once said: you can’t lose what you ain’t never had.

Some neat scientific discussions in the WinR section here and here.

Seriously dudes, we need to not model any of our systems after China. Sure, there are good results, but they are achieved in ways that are bad.

Hey, here’s a better idea: stop thinking Twain is worth reading.

I will be doing this hopefully sooner rather than later.

Bill Safire was better. I’m sorry but etymology and obscure rules of grammar and syntax are inherently interesting while discussions of how we use smartphones and get errors while texting is not.

I’m starting to come around to Randy Cohen. I used to think he provided some stupid answers (which he does) but I’m realizing, he is incredibly limited by the god-awful dreck that gets submitted.

Not sure how much longer Europe could stay together but I really have no idea.

Go read this book and this book.

Funny story: so earlier this week I was remembering this book and what it was about, but couldn’t think of the name of it. Well, that book is The Other Wes Moore, and it was featured in this week’s “Paperback Row”. Funny how things work.

In the immortal words of Peter Pascarelli: “Joba’s a fraud“.

Now go buy the paper. They will be collector’s items soon.


3 Responses to Open Thread — Sunday Times Edition

  1. JMPrince says:

    MLK festivities are happening in your town. Get out & march! Participate in the real ‘National Brotherhood week’. Not just as imagined long ago. In cinescope, by Tom Lehrer:


  2. Dave Bearse says:

    A few hours with the Sunday AJC takes the edge off my appetite for news and information, even though the NYT is at least one class above the AJC in the depth of its national and international coverage. (Krugman on the Euro was an especially good pick!) I may not always have the time and appetite to visit here every Sunday, but I certainty hope you continue the effort. Thanks.

    How about additional posts concerning the Georgia tax Council’s recommendations? Maybe on a tax component by component basis one or two each week? I anticipated I would largely dissapprove of the recommendations, but reading the report I’m supportive except for the recommendations as a package increasing regressivity. I think that can largely be mitigated by changing to the income tax recommendations as I suggested on Dorablog.

  3. Jen B. says:

    It’s been so long since I’ve seen IIRC used that I had to look it up.