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25 October 2009

Weekend Reading Roundup (Scantron Edition)

Question 1:

Which story more closely follows the pattern of society evolution or devolution?
a) That a movie about "the harrowing story of a 350-pound illiterate teenage girl who is pregnant for the second time by her father and horribly abused by her mother" is not only made, but could be widely appreciated?
b) That Flyers' captains are still bad-ass enough to knock foes the f*ck out with shoulder-to-jaw hits?
Or c) That I'm left to wonder whether many will mourn Domingo Ferreira post-suicide or will consider it a just end?

Question 2:

Who's more on par with Glenn "Teabagged" Beck?
a) The Inky columnist who inked what appears to be tired, Chris Christie campaign literature?
Or b) The New York Times writer who recycled long-known and long-ago-reported info about Atlantic City, and couldn't even get that some of the competitive slots were going to be "in" not "near" Philadelphia. (Shame she didn't delve into how the anti-casino folks in the 215 were imported by AC-interests, but that's another post for a day soon-to-come.)

Question 3:

What would be better?
a) If you had to live in NYC, living at the place in that picture right above these words?
Or b) If you had to live in LA, living in an LA that continues to protect cannabis clubs against values-voters-driven pols?


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