-- "Generally speaking, it's probably best for publishers' blurbs to be restricted to people who have at least pretended to read the work in question, no?"

-- "We might be able to make better policy about marijuana if we giggled a little less."

-- "The cooks’ attempt was the latest expression of Mexicans’ seeming boundless energy for attempting to break — no, obliterate — all Guinness Records out there."

-- "Today, it’s not rare for a huge portion of a show’s audience to watch it well after it originally aired."

-- "Cell phone theft in major cities has become a national criminal epidemic, like the car stereo crime wave of the 1990s."

-- "Geithner once sent a friend, posing as a Government Accountability Office inspector, to Sperling’s Treasury office to tell his assistant that the gigantic conference table he used for his crowded, marathon brainstorming sessions was too big and didn’t meet government specifications."