January 30, 2012

I appreciate the best
but I'll settle like the rest



Joel Sternfeld, New Jersey, 1980

* From Harper's February 2012:

-- Number of members of Congress among the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans by net worth: 57

-- Cost of a pack of cigarettes delivered to a gravesite at a Vietnam cemetery through an online ancestor-worship service: 71 cents

-- Average number of U.S. veterans who commit suicide each day: 18

-- Number of states in which adultery is a criminal offense: 22

* Love this skit: High School Chess Coach.


* "I quit my job just to quit. I didn't quit my job to write fiction. I just didn't want to work anymore." -- Don DeLillo

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