B.M.D.'s Picks

Hey, I Need One of These

Are you socially awkward? Do you feel generally useless with strangers. Then, fellow nerd, these products may be for you.

Happiness: Even That's a Mystery

How satisfied you are with your life is not at all the same thing as how you feel while you are living it.

California Always Wins

In the House, the state’s delegation will comprise 34 Democrats, or more than 15 percent of the Democratic membership.

Chew on that one for a while, America.

The Art of the Written Conversation

Currently, Sonya Chung, one of my best buddies, and I are in disagreement.

Read This, Language Nerds

It wants every word, all the lingo: idioms and euphemisms, sacred or profane, dead or alive, the King’s English or the street’s.

Jesse Lee

At that point, I had been out of the writing life for so long that I had felt like that life was dead to me, so that fellowship meant everything.

Space Needle

If each foot took us back a year,
the dark below would be

New York City

Tourist man: Pardon me, officer, can you tell us where Orchard Street is?
Cop: See that naked Chinese guy?
Tourist man: Ummm...Yeah.
Cop: Walk down to him and make a left.

Bush Urges Nation To Be Quiet For A Minute While He Tries To Think

"I just—Christ, I just need a goddamn minute, you know?" he said.

The Bush Administration's Get Out of Jail Card for Torturers

Human rights groups and journalists have documented hundreds of cases of detainee abuse from Guantanamo, Afghanistan, and Iraq since early 2002.
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