It seems as good a time as any to link to this chestnut from McSweeney’s. Warning : full of highly profane language.
Did you know Krish Eswaran has a blog? Neither did I, until today. He appears to not be updating it, however. C’mon Krish, more posts!
Andrew Gelman pins down one of the things that annoys me about arguments based on personal finance — it’s not true that we do things for money or for fun, unless “fun” is really broadly construed. Plus there’s this zinger at the end: “as a statistician, I’m not impressed with an argument when it doesn’t work on the example it’s been applied to.”
A pretty cool video on hand-pulled noodles.
More chaconne than you can handle.
Via CT, an amazing cartoon in which Donald Duck meets Glenn Beck.
How to write about Pakistan, inspired by the classic How to write about Africa.