Review Nov. 8, 2015

{Items old and new that caught my attention in the previous week}

Links in ‘murican

Forget Standing Desks: Are You Ready to Lie Down and Work? Wired | October 28, 2015
Should I shell out $5,900 for a reclining desk station; or just invest 40 bucks in an old husband pillow?

Crusader Chic Lapham’s Quarterly | Fall 2015
All you wanted to know of the European fashion revolution brought about by cultural exchange during Christianity and Islam’s lowest point.

Climate change: Life on the edge The Cape Cod Times | October 25, 2015
It’s a great time for long-term investments in expensive beach-front property.

Tiny Tents For Cats! Bored Panda | October 23, 2015
It’s all in the title. Visit for the pictures; there are oodles.

Lunch with the FT: Ben Bernanke The Financial Times | October 23, 2015
Do you want a cogent summary of the financial crisis and current American fiscal policy, but also want to know a former Fed chair’s seafood choices? Then click through.

The Son Also Rises The Washingtonian | July 22, 2009
A jump back in time to when Politico was a small operation getting off the ground, taking a look at the scion who owns the organization. Today Politico is a go-to news operation run by wonks that’s somehow growing while making a profit in the media age.

What If Sarah Palin Were a Brain Surgeon? Esquire | March 23, 2015
A look at Ben Carson’s life, views, and relationships with black America and the Tea Party from a little over a month before he announced his candidacy.

Greedo: Han Solo DEFINITELY shot first BBC Radio 5 | October 27, 2015
Paul Blake, the actor who played Greedo, enters the controversy. Also, nice to know he wears a ‘Han Shot First’ t-shirt around; nice touch, Paul.

Links in Not-‘murican

“Je Suis Un Prince, Je Fais Ce Que Je Veux” Paris Match | October 26, 2015 {French}
‘I’m a prince, I do what I want’, the headline reads as a Saudi princeling adopts Eric Cartman’s persona while committing consequence-free crimes.

Transgender surgery niche growing in Thailand The Globe and Mail | October 27, 2015 {Canadian}
At $2,000, Thai sex-reassignment surgery is the cheapest in the world and, as a result, attracted a large flow of medical tourists interested in the procedure.

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