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Achenblog: July 22, 2007 - July 28, 2007

You Call It Dog Days, I Call It Freedom

I'm working on a story that, although incomprehensible, and so dim-witted as to need massive revision merely to rise to the level of drivel, is nonetheless good enough for summer. We are now adhering to summer standards. Any day...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 26, 2007; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (420)
 
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Be Careful What You Wish For

Hazards of Trend-Spotting Dept.: From the Outlook section, March 7, 1999: By J.A. The biggest events of the 1990s were things that didn't actually happen. The time has come to write the rough draft of the decade, and what...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 25, 2007; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (219)
 
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YouTube Debate, Plus Twenty-Foot Snakes!

...what I'll never forget is the trip to Miami International Airport, to the special cargo area where the reptiles come in by the crateload. And the various arachnids and amphibeans and insects and whatnot. The whole Kingdom of Critters. I still think the global biological scramble is an underappreciated phenomenon.

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 24, 2007; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (291)
 
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Leftovers A-Go-Go

The very act of removing chicken from the meat-block seemed to generate more chicken than had been there before. This was the ultimate leftovers nightmare: spontaneously generating leftovers. Like something out of ancient mythology. The more you eat, the more there's left over!

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 23, 2007; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (224)
 
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