“Our spies tell us the Mercian army has ordered a shit ton of those Sword Point presentation markers that erase with a little water, which indicates a serious strategy is unfolding and soon. We hope to be ahead of the eight ball, and so with this note I have attached a presentation with visuals on our strategy.” New fiction from Elizabeth Green.
“There is a secret in early adulthood no one tells you, which is that your asshole becomes a problem. I am telling you this because I am your father, and I love you.” Michael Wheaton has advice for his son.
“In fifteen minutes, you can get one child ready for bed if the other child, the one who drinks bath water and does the opposite of everything you ask, plays safely and happily in the tub.” Robin Beery has additional recommendations for your quarter-hours.
“When I feel like nothing will ever be worthwhile again, I read Joan Didion’s essay ‘The White Album’ to remind myself how good something can be.” “The White Album” has become part of Michael Nagel.
What I Learned About Marriage Watching Master Chef Marriage: that strange social construct which demands we love only one person for however long it takes to reach happily ever after. It goes against nature, it goes against biology. It’s downright anti-Darwinian. The idea of finding one mate who you can grow old with, have sex…
Middle aged, young, and even a few old Europeans were everywhere, generally behaving like American college students on spring break: vomiting on things, yelling, leaving piles of trash in pristine parks, randomly pretending to be DJs, and tripping me when I got off the plane.
A new Random Review by Jen Bingham