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Worse Is Better
The classic essay along with commentary on its genesis and reception
programming  essay  history 
october 2011 by nrrd
Bin Laden: Rundle ... it is US' enemies whose acts are full of simplicity | Crikey
Eichmann was put on trial and bin Laden was executed: how this shows how far we've fallen in our ability to face our enemies.
culture  usa  military  terrorism  essay  doom 
may 2011 by nrrd
Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time to Die | Magazine
Patton Oswalt on the death of geek culture. Starts with a good premise but loses its way
culture  humor  essay 
december 2010 by nrrd
News Desk: The Velluvial Matrix : The New Yorker
Atul Gawande's commencement speech at Stanford Medical School
medecine  science  essay 
june 2010 by nrrd
Down And Out In Daytona, Part 1: A Postcard From Spring Break, Circa 1983 - Spring Broken - Deadspin
Pat Jordan, grizzled writer, heads to spring break with a van, a bottle of whisky and a pistol
america  essay 
march 2010 by nrrd
The Smart Set: A Matter of Convenience - March 5, 2010
"Every time I think about [IncrEdibles eggs and cheese in a tube], I am attacked by the one-two sensory punch of smelling Velveeta and hearing fake cheese squelch like living, spiral-shaped food slugs twisting around one another."
food  essay  fatties  america 
march 2010 by nrrd
Quitting the Paint Factory by Mark Slouka « adamantine
Good essay about the necessity of idleness and vanishing space it is allowed in modern life. Unfortunately veers off the rails in the last section about Bush.
essay  writing  leisure 
november 2009 by nrrd

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