The Dawn of the ‘Issues’ Issue

Today the Economist’s Johnson blog posted a story Issues with “issues” that looks at how the word “issue” has become the replacement word of choice for “problem.” The post’s author R.L.G. (AKA “Johnson”) writes: A problem is a type of issue, of course: in politics we talk about the Iranian nuclear issue, the unemployment issue, […]

Why the Bird!

I don’t think “Bird is the Word” is necessarily the most inspired blog title (my first blog Barbaric, Mystical and Bored will always be my favorite, even if I inadvertently stole it from a chapter of The Tin Drum). But I like birds, and I like repetitive, annoying humor, as evidenced below…

“Again, again! I love repetition!”
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