Daily Archives: November 13, 2011

Harvard spawn retreat to dorms for hot showers, calls from Mother

Anybody home?

The children have gone inside for afternoon tea, leaving Harvard Yard littered with tents but, at least temporarily, cretin free.

I’m surprised at the lemming-like choice of Coleman tents for shelter, though. A UConn student might pick up Coleman gear at Walmarts, but surely a Harvard scion deserves North Face or better? Perhaps these revolutionaries are demonstrating their solidarity with “the People”.


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Dollar Bill, explained

Take an e-mail, Maria

It’s been a matter of curiosity to me that “Dollar Bill”, this blog’s token liberal, emails from an address at the Heritage Foundation, hardly a bastion of sloppy, unformed thinking. This article on dating in the New York Times explains his strategy.

Professor McDermott and colleagues at the University of Miami and Penn State examined 2,944 dating profiles, and few people were willing to express a political preference or interest in politics. Professor McDermott suspects that this is because they wanted to attract as many dates as possible.

But though it could make for an interesting campaign year, such daters could be making a mistake if they are seeking long-term partners.

“I was personally really shocked,” said Professor McDermott, whose study was published this year in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. “People were much more likely to say ‘I’m fat’ than ‘I’m a conservative.’ ”


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Cesspool attracts aging, obsolete rockers

Wheel me home, Bobby

What if Joan Baez showed up at Occupy Wall Street and no one knew who she was?

“She’s a war hero who served in Vietnam, I think,” said 19-year-old Luke Fields, who hails from Morningside Heights. “She saw first-hand that war was a nightmare.”







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