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Monday Morning Magic

January 26, 2009

The Villl-aaaaa-gesss, Florida’s Friendliest Hometown!  Apparently, the slogan to the retirement mega-complex is a factual statement of sorts:

The huge complex began growing rapidly in the mid-1990s, and reported cases of gonorrhea rocketed from 152 to 245, of syphilis rose from 17 to 33, and of chlamydia from 52 to 115 among those 55 and older in Florida from 1995 to 2005.

•Silly names of British cities (HatTip: Creedo)

•When did “Liberal” become the new L-word?

•Knowledge-drop: Confessions of a TED Addict  (HatTip: Sara)

•Friedman offers a bubblegummy wake-up call for the dwindling two-state solution

•The veil continues to slip as 60 Minutes does a heavyweight report on the Israeli Settler Movement, and its efforts to systematically make a two-state solution impossible.

•Are the rumors true?  Will ‘Syndicate be at FloydFest? (HatTip: Jebediah)

•Here’s a juicy little doozy from NYT magazine about a scientist exploring female arousal.  The results of the study using bonobos were interesting, suggesting women are far less in touch with their state of arousal than men:

And for the male participants, the subjective ratings on the keypad matched the readings of the plethysmograph. The men’s minds and genitals were in agreement…All was different with the women.

It’s cooler when you read it, I promise.  The article is a big boy, and I only read the first page of it, but you’re welcome to bite off what you want from it.

•Blago begins his media blitz.

•The American Conservative examines Israel’s defeat in Gaza.

•Gimme a fuckin’ break (HatTip: yourmother)

(shoutout to jHo: C.R.E.A.M.)

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Madame Cleo’s FREE Readin’

January 21, 2009

A lil something to chew on for those without video at work:

Obama: the books that made the man

Hacking your brain: free trips!

Dowd offers her usual humorous dose of perspective.

Freidman still loves the sound of his own voice:  (although I do like what he’s saying about the chance to reinterpret or redefine the social contract)

Goldberg has an interesting, frank discussion with Ed Zwick about his new film, Defiance (as well as “Passivity, Jewish Power, and Hamas”)