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L.P.D.: Libertarian Police Department : The New Yorker
"“Home Depot™ Presents the Police!®” I said, flashing my badge and my gun and a small picture of Ron Paul. “Nobody move unless you want to!” They didn’t."

This is great.
satire  libertarianism  newyorker  policing  economics 
april 2014 by infovore
John Hodgman: Ask Ayn Rand : The New Yorker
"After a couple of appearances on the interview program “Donahue,” in 1979 and 1980, the author and philosopher Ayn Rand enjoyed something of a renaissance in popular culture, including a week as a panelist on “Match Game” and a guest appearance on “Fantasy Island” as the Spirit of Capitalism. In 1980, two years before her death, she was offered a short column in “Parade.” Here are some excerpts." Snorting with laughter a bit.
johnhodgman  aynrand  satire  newyorker  objectivism  caddyshack 
august 2013 by infovore
Reflections: Secret Skin: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
"a superhero’s costume is constructed not of fabric, foam rubber, or adamantium but of halftone dots, Pantone color values, inked containment lines, and all the cartoonist’s sleight of hand." Michael Chabon on the escapism of costume.
writing  article  newyorker  michalechabon  comics  comicbooks  costume  superhero  disguise  printing 
march 2008 by infovore

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