The best sentences we read today

--- "The White House did not respond to my tweet asking how President Barack Obama would respond if sharknados occurred over an American city on his watch."

--- "Greenpeace said the women – who were sustained by a diet of energy bars and cheese bagels – used a combination of traditional mountain-climbing and rope access techniques used by commercial building climbers."

--- "'We’ve upgraded upgrades,' the company’s site says, with 'a revolutionary new upgrade program.'"

--- "Fight the power! Fight 'em!" Mr. Angelus called out. "Bacon!"

--- "Phish’s community is disparate, stretching across geographic and professional boundaries; it rewards obsessiveness, whether it is knowing concert callbacks or recognizing lyrics in tweets; and it is small, though not as small as you think, and deeply committed—as the Pricenomics blog has noted, this is an act with zero hit songs but a quarter billion dollars in ticket sales."

Lydia DePillis is a reporter focusing on labor, business, and housing. She previously worked at The New Republic and the Washington City Paper. She's from Seattle.
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