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This Week (or so) in Great Sentences

Theme this week: the enemy is everywhere.


nuclear wessels?

There were 11 alleged Russian agents arrested this week, under accusations that they’d been living as Americans while reporting back to the mothercountry. But mostly we care about the hot one.

-Monica Hesse, “Alleged Russian agent Anna Chapman could have warmed up any Cold War night,” Washington Post, 7/1/10


So if the only IP address StatCounter has to report is your own, and your comments section features a chorus of crickets rivaling that field behind the cabin you visited last weekend (and posted about in painful detail), face it: Your blog is that pathetic, friendless kid who skulks under the jungle gym at recess and reads Lois Lowry books in the bathroom during lunchtime.

– Brenna Ehrlich and Andrea Bartz of Stuff Hipsters Hate,  “Is your blog the unpopular kid?” CNN Netiquette, 6/29/10 Continue reading

This Week in Great Sentences

This week’s theme: pornography for various tastes


At a time when most media companies can barely pay for cake at going-

away parties, Bloomberg appears to be rolling in dough.

Stephanie Clifford and Julie Creswell, “At Bloomberg, modest strategy to rule the world,” NYT 11/14.


Porn vibes. In public. Flooding the recycled air of the plane.

Monica Hesse, “Publicly, a whole new lewdness,” Washington Post, 11/12, on the increasing ubiquity of porn thanks to technological advancements


After a quiet stretch at the North American box office, Hollywood discovered once again that audiences want to see the world and a cast of B-list actors ripped into pieces in a blitz of computer-generated effects.

Brooks Barnes, “2012 opening earns $65 million,” NYT, 11/15. In very rare cares, I endorse when journalism takes an appropriate — even if modest —- advocacy role borne out of informed indignation.


If any vegans came over for dinner, I could whip them up a salad, then explain my philosophy on being a carnivore: If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat? I always remind people from outside our state that there’s plenty of room for all Alaska’s animals – right next to the mashed potatoes.”

Sarah Palin, reportedly excerpted from her book, Going Rogue, in Huffington Post, 11/14. Just the best thing you could hope for someone to say.


And I’m sure that, you know, I’ll see excerpts printed and, you know, snippets of interviews as I, you know, channel surf in, in Singapore and in Shanghai and in Beijing.

Hillary Clinton, Meet the Press, 11/15