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December 28, 2013 8:51 AM Odds & Ends

By Martin Longman

Fans of “autophysiopsychic music,” which most of us call “jazz”, are mourning the loss of Yusef Lateef.

As a New York Giants fan, I agree with Antrel Rolle that “This probowl s___ is a joke.” Rolle had a great season, despite the poor play of most of his teammates.

Dan Savage tries to review Sarah Palin’s new book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas, while baking Christmas cookies. He doesn’t make it past the introduction.

driftglass imagines a post-apocalyptic future in which virtually all evidence of our present era has been destroyed and historians debate whether or not David Brooks was a real person.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal needs a court-ordered crash course in the meaning of the First Amendment. The future of the country depends upon it.

Four Americans were briefly held hostage in Libya by the Ministry of the Interior. I don’t think this is what we envisioned when we liberated the country from the tyranny of Moammar Gaddafi.

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