By Felix Salmon
November 12, 2009

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Warhol’s ‘200 One Dollar Bills’ Fetches $43.8 Million — Bloomberg

The editor’s revenge — Torontoist

“Thain let out a gutteral animal howl. Half-rising from his chair, he lunged toward Pandit. “BRAINS!” he moaned.” — NYM

Resignation video from Lou Dobbs — YouTube

Zagat takes 24 months to update its DC guide — WCP

Helmeted NFL players are about 25% more likely to sustain head injuries than unhelmeted Aussie-rules players — WSJ

$1.5 Million In Blatant Insider Trading Profit Following 3Com Acquisition — ZH

Conde Nast lost 8,359 ad pages in 2009. That’s a good $1B in revenues right there — NYT

CBO chief Elmendorf sums up deficit dilemma in a single sentence — WSJ

Learn about syllepsis, then refuse to stop employing it — Stickley

Rock supergroup, or Jubilee 2000 campaign? — Wikipedia

If you’ve been looking for a 4,800-word article on parking in Miami, here’s a great one — MNT  

“Feeding primary school kids less fat, sugar and salt, and more fruit and vegetables, has a surprisingly large effect” — FT

Treasury Dept. charging $522,886 for a single FOIA request — Wired

The incestuous New Museum — NYT

Learning About Outsourcing Via Craigslist — Mediabistro

Why is the Washington Times installing armed guards on the floor where management works? — TPM

A huge incentive to fire now: Bloomberg’s not responsible for paying severance to laid off BusinessWeek staff — TBI

America’s best-performing cities for job creation — Milken

The idiolects of lego — TMN

The art of comment-trolling — Doghouse


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All you missed in this one was the Great Plague, 2nd Dutch War, and the Great Fire of London.

200 One Dollar Bills: The “art” industry is even more of a scam than the wine industry.

Editor’s revenge: No hat tip to Gawker?

Syllepsis: Here this is even more fun — .htm

Example: “Lust conquered shame, audacity fear, madness reason”

prozeugma (beginning position)
hypozeugma (ending position)
epizeugma (beginning or ending position)
mesozeugma or synzeugma (middle position)

A single subject governs several verbs or verbal constructions
Every clause (in a series of parallel clauses) has its own (different) verb

Parking in Miami: Huh?

Milken: He and his conferences really need to go away

Comment trolling: See first coment above.

The parking in Miami is fascinating. For some reason, it has Tyler Cowen all over it.

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The Jubilee 2000 was a worthy cause – activities were initially directed through church channels, spreading messages about the hardship caused by debts among diverse sectors of the public. Audio visual and events were set up to campaign for international coalition movement in over 40 countries that called for cancellation of third world debt by the year 2000.

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