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Your U.F.C. Questions Answered

Brock Lesnar Last Friday, we solicited your questions for U.F.C. fighter Brock Lesnar. The next day he won his fight against Heath Herring — and mocked him when he was down. According to Sports Illustrated‘s Ben Fowlkes, a “pro wrestling-style heel” like Lesnar “is exactly what the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s heavyweight division needs right now. […] Read More »



Our Daily Bleg: Is Modern Literature Out of Compelling Quotations?

Our resident quote bleggar Fred Shapiro, editor of the Yale Book of Quotations, is back with another request. If you have a bleg of your own, send it along here. Thanks to all who posted recent advertising slogans for my last bleg. Let me belatedly acknowledge the comments of some by agreeing that, yes, television […] Read More »



Is Tipping Really So Hard?

Here’s what I came across while browsing the finance section of the App Store on my new iPhone: iTip, from palaware iTip, from Uncouth Software BigTipper, from PureBlend Software TipCalc, from BAMsoft Tiptap, from Made with Bananas Tipulator, from tap tap tap Tip Calc, from Charles Ying Tip, from Carlos Perez CheckPlease, from Catamount Software […] Read More »



Dylan on the Economy: Some Insights

Last week I asked blog readers to suggest the Bob Dylan lyrics they would use to describe the economy — a task requiring both deep knowledge of Dylan’s music and of current economic conditions. The intersection of economics and Dylan is bigger than you might think, and yields some terrific suggestions. And judging by the […] Read More »



The FREAK-est Links

People named after God still get arrested. (HT: Eric Samuelson) (Earlier) Is female wage equality an illusion? Can tea bring more women to China? (HT: Ana Dane) Read More »