From Timothy Noah’s NYT review of a new biography of Nelson Rockefeller*:
“Impressed by a Thomas Aquinas quote he came across in a newspaper editorial, Rockefeller asked a staff aide to arrange a meeting with this astute theologian. Rockefeller’s grasp of science didn’t inspire much confidence either. After being briefed on the harm aerosol products were doing to the ozone layer, he asked: ‘How do all those spray cans get up there?'”
And you thought Dan Quayle was our dumbest Veep.
* On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller, Richard Norton Smith
“Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Brain Damage?” at Mental Floss
Okay, first Target got into big (no pun intended) trouble for calling a plus-size dress “Manatee gray.”
Now they’ve had to remove their “Orina” women’s sandals. Orina means urine in Spanish.
“How Much Is Your Startup Acquisition Worth in Peeps?”
The Atlantic Wire
Chris Hayes has a new show starting Monday night on MSNBC.
He’s calling it “All In.”
You’ll recall that’s the title of Paula Broadwell’s biography of Gen. Petraeus, which took on an, um, somewhat ironical meaning after their affair was revealed.
Some Tennessee state legislators freaked out about a new floor-level sink in a men’s room at the Capitol. They thought it was — oh the horror — so that Muslims could wash their feet before prayer.
Actually, the sink is so that custodial staff can wash their mops and fill their buckets more easily.
Last year, Republican assemblyman Steve Katz of New York voted against legalizing medical marijuana there.
He just got stopped for doing 80 mph in a 65 zone, and the police found — you guessed it — marijuana in his car.
Why are these hypocrisy stories always about Republicans?