Friday finds

Since I don’t watch a whole lot of television,  I’m late getting the word that Keith Olbermann is devoting his Fridays to reading James Thurber stories. Class act! Now maybe somebody will reissue My World and Welcome To It on DVD.

J.K. Rowling, creator of Harry Potter, on how the much-maligned welfare state saved her neck when she was a single mother, and how conservatives worked to make her life harder when she was broke.

Libertarian pundit Megan McArdle attempts to address the real world. Hilarity ensues.

“Malcolm McLaren saw the front pages of the daily newspapers as a blank canvas on which to create havoc. Without him there would be no split sheep or unmade bed, no Damien Hirst or Tracey Emin, who carried on his sense of mischievous subversion. He was also the first spin doctor. He seemed to have his finger on an invisible button, hardwired into the brains of the Fleet Street editors, driving them into an apoplectic frenzy of rage each time he chose to push it.” A lot more about Malcolm McLaren here.

An epiphany in Yonkers, courtesy of a dead lizard.

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