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Elvis, Mosquitoes & Marilyn Monroe — What I Learned From Magazines This Week

August 17, 2017
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Leonard Bernstein believed that Elis Presley was the greatest cultural force of the 20th century.
(Time, 08/21/17)

For actor Will Smith, losing his virginity wasn’t as exciting as watching Star Wars.
(People, 08/07/17)

A Japanese company has created ice cream that doesn’t melt.
(Time, 08/21/17)

Marilyn Monroe refused to allow other blondes on her movie sets.
(New York, 08/07/17)

People are usually happier when planning and anticipating a vacation than when they’re actually on the vacation.  (Money, 09/17)

Grandparents are now offering things like shares in the family business and large sums of money in exchange for the naming rights to their grandchildren.
(The New Yorker, 8/7/17)

There are more than 600 Americans named Ikea.
(The New Yorker, 8/7/17)

A Seattle company has built a contraption that can locate, target and zap mosquitoes out of the air with invisible lasers.
(New York, 7/24/17)

Elvis Presley hated the Beatles.
Time, 8/21/17)

People usually take fonts for granted.
(The New Yorker, 7/31/17)

The theme for J.W. Rowling’s 50th birthday party was “come as your own private nightmare.”
(Entertainment Weekly, ComicCon Special)

Writer Margaret Atwood is only afraid of three things — thunderstorms, forest fires and bears.
(Entertainment Weekly, ComicCon Special)

The conviction that Trump is dangerously unfit to hold office is shared widely within his own administration.
(New York, 08/07/17)

(Roz Warren is the author of Our Bodies Our Shelves: A Collection Of Library Humor  and Just Another Day At Your Local Public Library: An Insider Looks At Library Life, both of which you should buy immediately.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roz Warren

Roz Warren, who writes for everyone from The New York Times to The Funny Times, is the author of Our Bodies, Our Shelves: Library Humor and Just Another Day At Your Local Public Library: An Insider’s Tales of Library Life, both of which you should buy immediately.

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One Response to Elvis, Mosquitoes & Marilyn Monroe — What I Learned From Magazines This Week

  1. August 18, 2017 at 9:33 am

    I’m a bit overwhelmed. Like, of course Elvis hated the Beatles, sorry, just jealousy. But Leonard Bernstein…but I guess he has a point. Marilyn,really? Jealousy, again. Maybe people are even jealous of fonts, what do I know? I’d think I need to read more, but then again, maybe ignorance is bliss!



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