Juan Cole posts Andreas Gursky’s amazing photograph of the Kuwait Stock Exchange:
Paul Mullen is succinct, and David Dobbs refines the argument :
…the movies are a enormous, constant, heavily influential part of an American culture that fetishizes violence and glamorizes, to the point of ten-year wars, a militarized, let-it-rain approach to conflict resolution…
From Arnold Zwicky’s blog, quoting Grammarist:
Irony is similar to sarcasm, but the goal of sarcasm is to mock, while irony is usually used to make subtler points.
Oh, very nice.