The best sentences we read today

- "Since 2006, Slate has declared email, the independent bookstore, the American pun, and instant gratification dead."

- "Of the country’s top 10 congressional districts with the highest capacity of wind-powered electricity, nine are represented by Republicans."

- "Thanks, Texas, the birdiest state in the entire country, for reminding me that this civilization we’ve built and work our fingers to the bone trying to perfect is as meaningless as a sand castle in the tide."

- "The 1970s such people remember as a cautionary tale bears little resemblance to the 1970s that actually happened."

- "If IQ tests are being used to compare individuals of wildly different backgrounds, then the variable of innate intelligence is not being tested in isolation."

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