The New Yorker!!
Museum of Fine Arts Prank with complete audio
Last week on “Letterman,” I told the following true story.
When I was seventeen, my friend Peter Nelson and I visited the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and took an audio-guided tour of their exhibit on ancient Chinese art, “Tales from the Land of Dragons.”
While we were taking the…
I don’t know if you’ve been to the History of Masturbation wikipedia page, but the Ancient History tab is pretty visually rewarding.
Here is a portion that also would have worked as a good alternate opening to History of the World Part I:
"Male masturbation was an even more important image in ancient Egypt: when performed by a god it could be considered a creative or magical act: the god Atum was believed to have created the universe by masturbating to ejaculation, and the ebb and flow of the Nile was attributed to the frequency of his ejaculations. Egyptian Pharaohs, in response to this, were at one time required to masturbate ceremonially into the Nile.”
^THAT MUST HAVE LOOKED SO DUMB
Even better though (this is the whole section):
According to a new study, people with easier-to-pronounce surnames occupy higher positions in law firms, particularly 4 to 15 years out of law school, when the likelihood of making partner is most variable. The chances “rise more slowly for people with disfluent names,” says Adam Alter, a co-author. Wait, Alter? “It’s pretty fluent,” he says.
Yup, my Forgham-Thrift Production Company is so fucked.
BURGATORY (BUR-ga-to-ry), n.
The awkward no-man’s land, in everyone’s way, where you are forced to stand after you order at a fast-food restaurant but before your order has been prepared.
|—Mike Malone, New York|
The Daily Cartoon by Emily Flake: http://nyr.kr/18eS4zx