The Last Word


July 2 – 6

This week, Tom wondered why one of the greatest mental capacities our outrageously successful species possesses hardly works at all.

Faced with parenting in a region “where a high school diploma confers a solid elementary school education”, Jessa weighed her home schooling options and whether they could guarantee a prodigy.

Cassie’s shrewd analysis caused me to throw away my fish oil supplements.

Ginny continued her stellar Galapagos Mondays series with an explanation of the red-headed stepchildren of the Galapagos.

And I placed the blame for outbreaks of “dirty electricity” squarely at the feet of epidemiologists (look, the whole post was just a thin excuse to show a clip of the exploding girl in Cloverfield, okay?).

Extra Credit: This week, Comic Sans defended itself against the harsh criticism leveled at it in the wake of the infamous Higgs presentation. “Need to soften the blow of a harsh message about restroom etiquette? SLAM. There I am,” the aging font told McSweeney’s. “Need to spice up the directions to your graduation party? WHAM. There again. Need to convey your fun-loving, approachable nature on your business’ website? SMACK.”

See you next week!

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