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Swimming Pools, Silent Noodles And The ACLU: What I Learned From Magazines This Week

October 31, 2017
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The correct term for mobile phone separation anxiety is nomophobia.
(Time. 9/4/17)

Henry David Thoreau was fond of belting out sea shanties at parties.
(The New Yorker, 9/4/17)

The best way to befriend famous people is to have no idea who they are.
(New York, 10/16/17)

A Japanese company has developed a noise-cancelling fork that masks the sound of noodle slurping.
Time (11/16/17)

Only 2% of the world’s population have naturally blond hair.
(New York, 8/7/17)

Beyonce’s new house has 4 swimming pools.
(People, 9/4/17)

More than two thirds of American women are size 14 or larger.
(New York, 8/7/17)

We are living in a world full of assholes.
(New York, 9/18)

Ed Droste, founding member of the indy group Grizzly Bear, has LOL tattooed on his butt.
(Out, 8/17)

Bob Dylan once said that hearing Elvis for the first time was like busting out of jail.
(Time, 8/21/17)

ACLU membership has quadrupled since Trump’s election.
(Out, 8/17)

(Roz Warren  is the author of Our Bodies, Our Shelves: Library Humor  and Just Another Day At Your Local Public Library , 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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9 Responses to Swimming Pools, Silent Noodles And The ACLU: What I Learned From Magazines This Week

  1. November 3, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    What an amazing mix of funny, sad, amazing, and odd tidbits. Thank you so much for compiling them!

  2. October 31, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Hard for me to imagine Thoreau belting out sea shanties. Sort of ruins the zen of his writing. LOL

    • November 1, 2017 at 8:34 am

      Truth is stranger than fiction. Always.

  3. October 31, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    “We are living in a world full of assholes.” Who knew?

    • November 1, 2017 at 8:33 am

      C’mon, Perry, I’ve read your work. YOU knew!

  4. October 31, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Roz, my favorite was New York 9/18 and the last one. As soon as Trump was elected I committed money to the ACLU every month. God we are so f–ed right now. Thanks. Every week I read TIME and THE WEEK.

  5. October 31, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Very fun. Thanks for hitting the highlights of the week!

  6. Bill Spencer
    October 31, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Most enjoyable. (I’d like to read every news magazine there is, but I don’t have Time.)

    • November 1, 2017 at 8:33 am

      That’s why I do it for you. You’re welcome.



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