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Co-Host, On the Media — NPR

Multimediocrity. Admirer of Romanian movies, civil engineering and Necco wafers. Can open any jar with simple wrist action. WNYC W2.

We Are All Ashley Madison

mediapost.com — If we are speaking of luring the weak into following their worst impulses, or of promising illusory benefits, or failing to disclose potential harm, maybe we should be a bit slower to point fingers. To one degree or another, there's plenty of Ashley Madison to go around.
Aug 25, 2015

Another brilliant piece by @Bobosphere - We Are All Ashley Madison bit.ly/1hb9HZd (via @MediaPost)

Lexicon Valley on the origin the Spanish-language pejorative.

slate.com — Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 67: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Mike Vuolo and Bob Garfield discuss the etymology and history of the word gringo with Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer. For more on the word, visit Zimmer's Word Routes column on Vocabulary.com.

The evolution of the expression "What is it like?"

slate.com — Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 66: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab In this episode, Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo discuss Anne Seaton's English Today article, "A literary history of the strange expression 'what is it like?' " You'll find every Lexicon Valley episode at slate.com/lexiconvalley or...

Mystery word or phrase with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.

slate.com — Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 65: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Mike Vuolo and Bob Garfield discuss the etymology and history of the phrase heebie-jeebies with Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer. For more on the phrase, visit Zimmer's Word Routes column on Vocabulary.com.

Seinfeld doesn’t translate well into other cultures and languages, so what’s the deal with that?

slate.com — Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 64: What's the Deal With Translating Seinfeld? Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Read Jennifer Keishin Armstrong's piece "Translating Seinfeld" in the Verge. You'll find every Lexicon Valley episode at slate.com/lexiconvalley, or in the player below: Send your thoughts about the show...

It's All Greek To Me

mediapost.com — The Greek credit fiasco has rattled securities, currency and commodity markets all over the world. It could destroy the Euro. It has shed bright light on Germany's disproportionate power in Europe, where 70 years after World War II it has become a liberal-democratic multicultural childcare-providing Fourth Reich.

Mystery word or phrase with lexicographer Ben Zimmer.

slate.com — Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 63: LinguaFile XIII Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Mike Vuolo and Bob Garfield discuss the etymology and history of a mystery word with Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer. For more on the word, visit Zimmer's Word Routes column on...

Gorgeous 06/22/2015

mediapost.com — Media-buying transparency or whatever can hold off a week. Will you please permit me, on the occasion of Father's Day, to devote a few words to something personal? To be specific, it's a bit of an update to my dad, who died young and missed my entire adult life, not to mention a lot of his own.
Jun 22, 2015

Great, personal column by Bob Garfield Gorgeous: Media-buying transparency or whatever... mediapost.com/publications/a…

All languages have a positivity bias.

slate.com — Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 62: The Pollyanna Hypothesis Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab You'll find every Lexicon Valley episode at slate.com/lexiconvalley, or in the player below: Send your thoughts about the show to lexiconvalley@slate.com.

Boycott This 06/01/2015

mediapost.com — So the advertisers have abandoned TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" en masse following revelations that no more than 18 of the super-Christian offspring managed to get through childhood without committing sex crimes. Good for you, Allstate, Choice Hotels, Sherwin-Williams, Pizza Hut and the rest, for bravely taking a stand against molestation.
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Aug 30, 2015

Actually, Brooke's is a stage name. Birth name: Vestra Podgorny. Changed it because sounds too much like Noah Adams. twitter.com/morninggloria/…

Aug 27, 2015

"Duke students say Alison Bechdel novel is 'insensitive to conservative beliefs'" Someone tell these idiots what literature is...and isn't.

Aug 24, 2015

Hmm. That's from Can't Buy Me Like. I know that because I wrote it. twitter.com/TedRubin/statu…

Aug 22, 2015

@EevinHartsough Do me a favor? No cilantro in the stuffing this year. PLEASE.

Aug 21, 2015

@EevinHartsough Wait. Is there any unfunded tuition liability or upcoming wedding activity? If not, we can talk.


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