November 27, 2012

freelance patrol sounds the all-clear


Peter Doig, Cricket Painting (Paragrand), 2006–2012

* From Harper's December 2012:

-- Percentage change in the likelihood a child will eat an apple from the school cafeteria if the apple has an Elmo sticker on it: +68

-- Average number of times each week U.S. surgeons operate on the wrong patient or body part: 40

-- Percentage of British teens who say they are embarrassed to be seen reading: 17

-- Number of Washington, D.C. cops arrested n the past four years: 93

-- Portion of New York City taxis driven by women: 1/100

* "The media in America has become so cowed and compromised." -- John Sayles

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