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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Linguistic agitprop takes two ongoing assaults on his way of life quite seriously: eroding grammatical standards and creeping anti-Americanism. So when these threats marry in an unholy matrimony of linguistic agitprop, Orwell rolls over in his grave—and returns fire. Since when has the Queen’s English permitted such abominations as You voted for Obama, yes? and […]

I need a hit

Among the joys of working at BigLaw are the weekly visits to my “drug dealer,” whom I will call Derek. My entire relationship with Derek revolves around one thing—getting me what I need. Derek and I follow all the protocols of professional narcotics distributors: using established, secure channels of communication;repeating a regimented script where Derek […]

IBHST.S01.E02: Buffet’s protege

Evidently our omniscient president also dabbles in the stock market. In a desperate effort to obfuscate the double-digit-percentage declines since his inauguration, President Obama provided this gem of advice: [P]rofit and earning ratios are starting to get to the point where buying stocks is a potentially good deal if you’ve got a long-term perspective on […]