From Beijing Mike:
So I was on The Beijinger one night researching bars or something, and on The Beijinger there’s a bunch of guys who talk all this shit about China, and other guys who defend it, and it’s just one big dissident-defender-online shitshow. So I jumped into the fray and said something [...]
It’s Monday morning at Skyscanner Headquarters, and the team is preparing to release the findings of its ‘perfect flight seat’ survey.
“Mullins — brief me. What were the findings?” asks Woodruff.
“Survey findings suggest that passengers prefer a window seat towards the front of the plane,” responds Mullins.
“Which seat damnit, which seat?” [...]
I’ve been reading all the hoopla on the world wide web about 7 Things I Find Attractive in Women now that I’m 30 and 7 Things I Find Sexy In Men Now That I’m 40 and good for them but people my age need some advice too you know.
Here’s the thing. I’m at a point in [...]
The current selection of reality TV leaves something to be desired. You might recall my frustration with Pawn Stars – specifically with this episode:
Did you see the guy in the second part? He walks in with a clump of rupees minted in 1702 by the son of the man who built the Taj Mahal. Where are you [...]
From the General Partner, on life at the investment bank:
Today we unofficially-officially rebranded our euphemism for firm-wide layoffs, taking it from “right sizing” to “having constructive discussions with people on the wrong side of the ledger.” Call me old-fashioned, but I think the first one was better. My only beef was that [...]
Alexander Hamilton to John Laurens, on his requirements for a wife:
She must be young, handsome (I lay most stress upon a good shape), sensible (a little learning will do), well-bred (but she must have an aversion to the word ton), chaste and tender (I am an enthusiast in my notions of fidelity and fondness), [...]
When you name your cult, you have to come up with something that’s not too intense but not too mundane either. Something like “The Collective” won’t cut it — you don’t want people thinking they can come and go as they please. But you can’t name it The Zorlax, either. People will start talking.
“There are two ways we can do this: The easy way or the reality TV way,” said the officer as he handcuffed me.
I know an opportunity when I see one. ”Reality TV way, please!”
“Very funny, wise guy.”
I didn’t see any cameras around but I had a feeling this was the start of something [...]