The best sentences we read today

February 3, 2014

-- “I was kind of a big deal on the most famous Sarah McLachlan listserv in the early 2000s."

-- "It’s pretty much impossible to feel anger at someone for driving too slowly in front of you in traffic when you’ve just come from sanding your own coffin. "

-- "While there are pragmatic reasons Hollywood likes shorter cuts—they are easier to edit, for one—Cutting says they also seem perfectly engineered to capture human attention."

-- "The manufacturing of tanks — powerful but cumbersome — is no longer essential, the military says."

-- "While the last Blockbuster video-rental store in the U.S. closed this month, the brand lives on in Mexico as an upscale chain with aspirations to sell everything from televisions to banking services."

-- "There's a certain bias, there's a cultural bias to what they put in Jeopardy!. US Presidents are very important. State Nicknames, which are a thing that nobody has any practical reason to know, but they keep going back to that to generate clues."

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Brian Fung · February 3, 2014