Monday, November 17, 2008

Ellipses

This fake New York Times, dated July 4, 2009, got some attention last week. I'm not sure why. It's not funny. And it's painfully soft-liberal in the utopia it wishes to imagine. More bike lanes? Go for broke, guys. The transformation of Harvard University Business School into the Harvard University School of Integrity? Good lord. At least one person is pointing out some overlooking of facts in the service of point-making. Maybe best of all, it seems like the fake articles have attracted real comment wars. Fantastic. . . . Meanwhile, at the real Times, a post about The Simpsons and words removed from the dictionary. . . . A fellow blogger points the way to some beautiful photographs. . . . If you think your Monday brain can handle it, Deborah Solomon interviews Karl Rove. . . . Michael Lewis, a favorite of mine, writes about the end of the Wall Street boom for Portfolio. A piece: "I stumbled into a job at Salomon Brothers in 1985 and stumbled out much richer three years later, and even though I wrote a book about the experience, the whole thing still strikes me as preposterous—which is one of the reasons the money was so easy to walk away from. I figured the situation was unsustainable. Sooner rather than later, someone was going to identify me, along with a lot of people more or less like me, as a fraud."

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Anonymous pf said...

True, the Times thing could've been a lot funnier (assuming it was trying to be), but I did appreciate the De Beers ad promising to donate prosthetic hands to victims of the diamond trade for every purchase.

11:36 AM  

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