Let me break this article down for you: Gawker makes an example out of Newsweek interviewee that can’t find a full time job in New York. Gawker suggests that no one under 26 even try to work in this city. Gawker belittles interning while working in retail as naive and pointless. After posting, Gawker realizes that Newsweek interviee is a Gawker.TV intern. Best update ever ensues.
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Nick’s columns are my favorite part of the Times. Usually they make me inquisitive or introspective or horrified at moral atrocities in the developing world. Sometimes, they motivate me to take action. This week’s, however, just made me laugh. Excerpt below…
Our health care has been memorably compared, by Jonathan Rauch of The National Journal, to the airline system. That made me wonder: What if the news industry were like our unreformed health care system … ?
First, enjoy this column! We Americans have the greatest news care system in the world, and we in journalism are proud of the cutting-edge punditry that we provide.
Columnists in other countries simply scribble illegibly in notebooks, but here in the United States we administer CAT scans to interviewees, just to rule out the chance that our subject is dead. Expensive, yes — but we Americans must never settle for second-best.
But wait! Before you read this column, please fill out this 18-page questionnaire. And good news — if you already filled it out previously, then you only have to fill out seven additional pages. I pride myself on my efficiency….
Snapping or cracking one’s knuckles does not cause arthritis.
Bats are not blind. While most bat species do use echolocation to augment their vision, all bats have eyes and are capable of sight.
Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb. He did, however, develop the first practical light bulb, contemporaneously with Joseph Swan.
Mussels that do not open when cooked can still be fully cooked and safe to eat.
Al Gore did not specifically say that he invented the Internet. What he did state was, “I took the initiative in creating the Internet”. Gore was the original drafter of the High Performance Computing Act of 1991, which provided significant funding for supercomputing centers, and this in turn led to upgrades of a major part of the early 1990s Internet backbone, the NSFNet, and development of NCSA Mosaic, the browser that popularized the World Wide Web.