When John Linnell and John Flansburgh were kids in Lincoln, Massachusetts, they used to love those cheap and cheerful TV ads for top-40 compilation records. Remember the K-tel pitch Twenty original artists, 20 original hits, with tiny grabs of each lined up to ring in your brain like rapid-fire sugar hits.
The logic seems pretty simple: if you eliminate gym class, school kids will get fatter.
I am an American, not by accident of birth but by choice. I voted with my feet and became an American because I love this country and think it is exceptional
Obama Sticks to a Deadline in Iraq When President Obama approved a plan to withdraw combat forces from Iraq this summer, it was based on the assumption that a newly elected government would be in place by the time Americans headed home. Fourteen months later, that assumption is exploding but the plan remains the same. […]