First grofic page on google, I made it ma!

 

Cloud Atlas has quite the critic schism.

Cloud Atlas has quite the critic schism.

But some modern scholars have argued that the vampire superstition made a certain degree of practical sense. In Vampires, Burials and Death, folklorist Paul Barber dissects the logic behind vampire myths, which he believes originally arose from unschooled but astute observations of decay. (Bloated dead bodies appear as if they have recently eaten; a staked corpse “screams” due to the escape of natural gases, etc.) The seemingly bizarre vampire beliefs, Barber argues, get at the essence of contagion: the insight that illness begets illness, and death, death.

If the Berlin Wall could fall, so can the N.F.L.

Alex Koppelman on the replacement referees and the N.F.L. dictatorship: http://nyr.kr/RfNVTa (via newyorker)

Signs of baby steps: Raiders headline says team being reasonable now

From ProFootballTalk:

The fact that the Raiders won’t even consider Burress, Owens, or Johnson further highlights the difference between the old Raiders and the new Raiders.  And it confirms that there’s hope for the new Raiders.

This weekend, wrap the long snapper in bubble wrap.

(Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com)

In the old days, making money required sharing the wealth: with assembly-line workers, with middle management, with schools and communities, with investors.

real mitt Ps. This reminds me of the wire quote from season 2: “we used to build shit in this country….”

What if Christopher Lasch came closer to the truth in The Revolt of the Elites, wherein he wrote, “In our time, the chief threat seems to come from those at the top of the social hierarchy, not the masses”? Lasch held that the elites—by which he meant not just the super-wealthy but also their managerial coat holders and professional apologists—were undermining the country’s promise as a constitutional republic with their prehensile greed, their asocial cultural values, and their absence of civic responsibility.

Mike Lofgren, worked in DC for 16 years for Republicans revolt of rich