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Breakfast, Conception and Divorce: What I Learned from Magazines This Week

November 12, 2018
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Ten percent of Europeans were conceived in an Ikea bed. 

(Time 2/12/18)

 

Life expectancy in the US is actually going down.

(Time, 2/12/18)

 

Centenarians rarely skip breakfast.

(Time 2/26/18)

 

Princess Margaret’s husband once left her a note detailing “Twenty-Four Reasons Why I Hate You.”

(The New Yorker, 5/21/18)

 

Writer Anthony Powell divided his readership into “fans” and “shits.”

(The New Yorker, 11/12/18) 

 

One third of Americans believe that the ideal situation for young children is one in which their mother doesn’t work at all. Only 4% say the same of fathers.

(Money, 8/18)

 

Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, makes $231,000 per minute.

Time 7/30/18

 

There’s a Japanese company that stages divorce ceremonies which often include a power point presentation illustrating where the marriage went wrong and other illustrative devices.  (In one ceremony, the husband, dressed as a human-size wedding bouquet, was attached to a bungee cord and pushed off a cliff by his soon-to-be-ex wife.)

(The New Yorker, 4/30/18) 

 

(Roz Warren  is the author of Our Bodies, Our Shelves: Library Humor .)

 

 

 

 

 

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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3 Responses to Breakfast, Conception and Divorce: What I Learned from Magazines This Week

  1. November 14, 2018 at 2:15 am

    So … Jeff Bezos makes my annual salary in about … nine seconds.

  2. November 13, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Clearly I need to start reading more magazines, Roz! These are valuable tidbits of information. I’m feeling good about my longevity, since I never miss a meal – even breakfast.

  3. Max Raimi
    November 12, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    The life expectancy one is telling, not at all in a good way. It is as efficient a shorthand for evaluating the success of a society as you could want. Ours is not exactly covering itself in glory.



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