How Did “OK” Become One of the Most Popular Words in the World? [Jason Kottke @ kottke.org]
The Suicide Clusters Threatening Mountain Towns [Kate Silber @ Outside Online]
“Democratic socialist Julia Salazar overcame intense scrutiny of her personal life to win the Democratic primary for a state Senate seat in Brooklyn while voters throughout the state punished a group of incumbent Democratic legislators they perceived as too friendly to Republicans.” [Deepti Hajela, Associated Press @ ABC News]
Detention of Migrant Children Has Skyrocketed to Highest Levels Ever [Caitlin Dickerson @ The New York Times]
Why Trump’s tweets about Puerto Rico are obviously untrue [Philip Bump @ The Washington Post]
Author of ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ arrested for allegedly killing her husband [Storm Gifford @ NY Daily News]
Name the one movie prop you would most like to own.
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) September 11, 2018
He was a solid professional who was known for always being on time, always knowing his lines, always taking direction and always being liked by everyone around him. The few times I met him, he seemed like the kind of actor who got hired because people just plain liked working with him.
Bill Daily, R.I.P. [Mark Evanier @ News From ME]
The Embr Wave doesn’t actually change your core temperature; instead it warms up or cools down a spot on your skin to make you feel cool or warm. That sounds dangerous downright dangerous.
Also, $300. Also, looks ridiculous.
Long Island officials to ‘crack down’ on crack pipe vending machines [Rusty Blazenhoff @ Boing Boing]
History’s solutions to runaway inequality: warfare, revolution, state collapse and plague[Cory Doctorow @ Boing Boing]
Because … political correctness … I guess?
Angry at Kenyan train in Thomas the Tank Engine, the NRA posts picture of trains in Klan hoods [Rob Beschizza @ Boing Boing]
A Canadian Turned a Cadillac Brougham Limousine Into a Snowmobile and It’s Glorious [David Tracy @ Jalopnik]
What’s next after tomorrow’s EU internet regulation vote? [Cory Doctorow @ Boing Boing]
There are now more than 6 PR pros for every journalist. Mike Schneider @ Muck Rack
The article says that many journalists reject 95% of the pitches they receive. That figure seems low to me. I am not joking.