Month: January 20, 2009

Jan 20,2009

Inauguration Day Minus One

In several hours, I head downtown toward the general vicinity of the Inauguration. I don’t have a ticket, but I figure with the size of the crowd expected, I’ll still...

Jan 20,2009

My inaugural post

Hello. What Conventional Folly really needed was a third blogger named David, so here I am. Now let me tell you a bit a where I was before. From April...

Jan 19,2009

The great Noah Baumbach

He’s one of my favorite filmmakers working today, but this New Yorker piece had me pissing myself.

Jan 19,2009

Banning Smoking in Oregon

The first time I saw Don Younger he was holding a beer. Owner of the legendary Horse Brass Pub in Portland, Oregon, Younger stared intently out of a two-page photo...

Jan 19,2009

I have a theory

That every time Nicholas Kristof fires off another column, thousands of New York Times-reading sex tourists book airline tickets to southeast Asia.

Jan 19,2009

Malcolm Gladwell: outlier

I doubt that Isaac Chotiner and Steve Sailer have much in common politically, but on one thing they can definitely agree: Malcolm Gladwell is an idiot. Here’s Chotiner: it is...