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"Shut up, you monkey," said the Iraqi

Another item from the list of wonderful things: Harper's Weekly Review, the week's major stories in short format on a single page.

It is a brilliant juxtaposition of depressing, surprising, funny, and informative items. Aside from the quote in this post's subject line, I think that my favorite two parts from the report are:
... there was speculation in the Washington Post that the president was on drugs.

McDonald's was trying to overcome the fact that the restaurant has come to be associated with poor, stupid, and fat people.

I think you really need to read the whole thing to get the full effect.


I was going to say something funny, but I forget now.

Did you know that Harper's this month has an image of Picasso's Guernica, with a blue curtain being pulled back, while this week's New Yorker has a partial image of Guernica, with a red curtain being pulled back.

I know, crazy.
I didn't know that. For some reason, my copy of the New Yorker doesn't arrive until after others are on the newsstand. The covers must in response to people at the UN requiring that the painting be covered for press conferences about the war.

(but you probably knew that?)

it is kind of strange that both magazines used it for their covers.