The best sentences we read today

November 18, 2013

--- "Gumu, the zebra who bit the keeper, was also upset by the incident, and was being kept out of public view for the day while things returned to normal."

--- "'Maybe that is also a contributing factor to less linear and more diverse thinking,' said Mr. Gall, who is known to ride a unicycle on the top deck."

--- "This fact may shock those of you who are either fruit flies or dedicated Politico junkies, but it is true."

--- "Already that week, the hallway outside the mayor’s office, which has turned into an encampment for every media organization in Toronto, had hosted a wheelchair-bound Iron Sheik, a singing man in a banana suit, and several evangelical Christians, who came thumping bibles in the hope of saving the mayor’s tattered soul."

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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