June 25, 2012

Oftentimes Im reminded
Of the sweet young days
When I poured punch for the franchise
And thus was knighted
Got so excited

unknown, roller coaster, glen echo park, Maryland, 1926

* From Harper's July 2012:

-- Percentage of independent political spending on television advertising in the past year that came from anonymous donors: 91

-- Number of college graduates currently working as astronomers, physicists, chemists, mathematicians, or Web developers: 216,000

-- As waiters or bartenders: 216,000

-- Number of native-born Italians living in Manhattan's Little Italy, according to the 2010 Census: 0

-- Factor by which a religious website is more likely than a pornographic site to infect a computer with malware: 3

* "We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are under control; when the poor fly it means danger, revolution, anarchy." -- Henry Miller


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