Was Dominique Strauss Kahn set up?
This recent NYRB article suggests that there was some serious skullduggery going on, although that doesn't mean that DSK isn't guilty of something
Picking Up Women 101
, courtesy of the Internet. (warning: Youtube linkfest
) Author Neil Strauss
(The Game) introduces
us to the concept. Celebrated
(of VH1's 'The Pick Up Artist
' fame) shows us some
of his moves
. (Conan O'Brien makes light
of it all.) Self-described 'nerd' Ross Jeffries (who claims to be this inspiration for this
character) sells his line of Speed Seduction
using a hypnosis-based strategy called NLP
(neuro-linguistic programming) to get into girls' panties. You might want to check out a more straight-forward approach, highlighted by UK Channel 4's 'Speed School.' (parts 1 2 3 4 5
). [more inside]
Free The Tucson Two. Or don't.
If you find someone lost and dying in the desert
, should you help them? What if they turn out to be attempting to enter the country illegally? Then is it OK to leave them to die? These folks
say no, not really
. And these folks
say yes, probably
. Previously discussed immigration fun on MetaFilter: 1 2 3
"Red vs. Blue" gets a whole lot worse
On Slate.com, Mark Strauss makes a (I hope) sarcastic argument for the secession of the North from the South... or the South from the North, based on perceived intractable divisions between Northern states and Southern states.
Basically, his whole thesis is "Those Southern Yahoos like NASCAR and pro wrestling; so we should get rid of them and have an entire society modeled on the way my freelance journalism and fiction-writing friends here in New York think."
On this post, my tongue is in my cheek about as far as Strauss' is. Tell me if I'm overreacting on this one.