“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.” Who said it? The answer is at the end of this post. Now on to the links! … “Mankind could be on the verge of the ‘biggest agricultural breakthrough in 10,000 years‘” … “How many of your friends that are looking for work have gone to check tomato fields and meat-packing plants?” … “The trial of Hossein Derakhshan, known as the ‘Blogfather’ for helping to popularize blogging in Iran, began on June 23″ … “The man should take the milk, but not directly from the breast of the woman” … “Cable and phone companies had 276 former government officials lobbying for them in the first quarter, including 18 former members of Congress” … “Today you have a chance to know how your best friend was produced” … “They didn’t share everything the Fed knew about the money” … “What Russell Moffatt saw made him question whether he needed to get his eyes tested” … “Maybe I’ve just been there enough times now that it feels quick and awfully predictable” … “I hope you’ll be forgiving when they come crawling back” … “Steve Perkins was left with a bigger black hole in his memory than most” … “We were met by nothing but smiles by the local kids” … “At that moment, I knew I was screwed” … “The level of obsession by media insiders reflects the changing nature of today’s journalism values” … “You feel like your entire torso is suddenly clamped in a vice, like gravity just stepped on you like you are some measly cockroach” … “You’re holding up my benefits because of one red cent?” … “What could possibly prompt parents to dress their little boy up like a prince and shower him with gifts and treats for two weeks” … “Like many judges in the Gulf region, Feldman owns lots of energy stocks, including two of BP’s largest U.S. private shareholders” … “It urged immediate deportation proceedings against the people listed, as well as publication of their names by the news media” … “It used to be cute, now it is outrageous” … “The rich have stopped paying the mortgage at a rate that greatly exceeds the rest of the population” … “I wake up every day sick at heart that we aren’t doing more” … “Here, the school’s only 7-foot-1 history major attends graduation” … “No one ever said it better than Osama bin Laden” … “If you kill me, you’ll have to make me a ghost or something” … “He used to pound his fist on the desk and say, ‘Show me the money!'” … “Egyptians have realized that silence about justice will not protect them from injustice” … “My only intention is to show just how hard reality is” … “Face it, the system is rigged, and it’s rigged against us” … “I was speechless, so I just sat down and watched him play, and the next thing you knew the room had filled up with about 70 people — all completely overwhelmed by his presence” … “It turns out that the president is a square — warmongering in Afghanistan like a military-industrial pig of yore” … “These should bring back some pleasant memories to those who dig sports and grew up reading and collecting issues of Creepy and Eerie” … “I’m a pussycat” … “You must treat a camera like a key, it will unlock many doors for you” … This issue’s quote was from Harvey Pekar … And finally, “This is the surge the world is waiting for.” ∞
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