How's this for irony: Che Guevarra's son is offering motorcycle tours of Cuba in honor of his father's love of motorcycles (as shown in the film, Motorcycle Diaries). The nine-day tour goes for $5,800, flights not included.
I wonder whether he also offers t-shirts that say, "My father started a revolution and all I got was this lousy capitalistic travel agency that exploits his memory?"
The great writer, Maurice Sendak, who happened to write children's books, left his collection of rare books to the Rosenbach Museum and Library. The collection includes several books by Beatrix Potter, but Sendak's executors don't want to give those, calling them "merely children's books."
That spinning sound you hear...
Headline I spotted the other day:
"Masked Men Wanted for Home Invasion."
I applied, but the positions had already been filled.
Headline I never got past: "Ignore Those Ugly Rumors About Mulch."
Tim Ferris wrote a post about the great writer and teacher John McPhee. Ferris hoped that if McPhee saw the post he wouldn't find it wanting. However, the post included the phrase, "the below piece" (as opposed to "the piece below"). Most dictionaries consider that wrong usage, but a couple now accept it.
I don't care whether it's accepted or not, it sounds ugly. I feel on fairly safe ground guessing that McPhee would agree.