Monthly Archives: December 2006


Why I like the New York Times (and New York): The last New York City mechanical parking meter—an emblem of street life, an object of motorist frustration and endless source of fascination for city children since 1951—was withdrawn from service at 10:25 a.m. today. The last mechanical parking meter was removed from its location in […]

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I’ve been holding off commenting on the Litvinenko case, because … well, because I can’t make heads or tails of it. As international mysteries go, this one is particularly murky. But that doesn’t keep the preternaturally astute Charles Krauthammer from sharing his indisputable conclusion that Vladimir Putin did it. Fresh from his astounding success at […]

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  • Proverbs for Paranoids, 3: If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.
    Gravity’s Rainbow

    ‘Is it about a bicycle?’ he asked.
    The Third Policeman