Premise: It sounds like a joke, but his actual hypothesis is that because Twitter is mentioned more in rap lyrics it has a brighter future than Facebook. If you added an exotic tweak to the headline, like "Cambodian Rap Lyrics..." this would be a perfect Malcolm Gladwell or Thomas Friedman bullshit idea.
Premise: Matt went to brunch and saw a lot of people waiting and realized restaurants should sell reservations. Which of course he read somewhere else, but he has to put himself up at the top like he came up with it. Way to take credit for a fucking terrible idea, Matt.
Premise: A map showing where you can own exotic animals in the United States. The accompanying text, Yglesias's contribution, has absolutely no point.
The Amazonians value combat prowess and purity of spirit. By wrestling half naked, they pay homage to both virtues by displaying their battle-forged bodies while preserving as much modesty as their society deems necessary. The gelatin in which they wrestle is symbolic of the fluid nature of battle, a concept the Amazonians call ‘akgor-gra.’
Pros: Much more comfortable than my last toilet seat, which was a transparent resin with seashells embedded inside. The outer layer wore off from friction, exposing the sharp jagged edges of the seashells, which were constantly scrapping my backside and causing major cuts and open sores.
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