The best sentences we read today

--- “You can have almost anything you want as long as you plan ahead and save for it.”

--- "Occasionally, they entertained themselves with daredevil stunts, like running from a 200-degree sauna to touch the South Pole while wearing nothing but shoes."

--- "In fact, books and magazines, linen and towels were the most popular items on the take-home list, except among the Chinese, who said have a penchant for furnishings, such as lamps, clocks and artwork."

--- "And the way we spank the president, we do it through the checkbook."

--- "There is a small group of hedge fund managers who can consistently beat the market as a result of their hard work and innate brilliance. This small group of hedge funds does not want you as a client."

--- "It’s infuriating to know that people believe this, because it’s utterly false. Airplanes do not fly themselves."

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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