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  • George Plimpton, Fidel Castro, Ernest Hemingway and Che Guevera

    05/10/2015 4:28:40 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 22 replies
    Standpoint ^ | January 2009 | JAMES SCOTT LINVILLE
    "It was right after the revolution," George continued. One afternoon, Hemingway told him, "There's something you should see." The nature of the expedition was a mystery; Hemingway made a shaker of drinks, daiquiris or whatever. They got in the car with a few others and drove some way out of town. They got out, set up chairs and took out the drinks, as if they were going to watch the sunset. Soon, a truck arrived. This, explained George, was what they'd been waiting for. It came, as Hemingway knew, the same time each day. It stopped and some men with...
  • The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare (Fake Story)

    11/08/2014 9:50:08 AM PST · by Bigun · 14 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 6, 2014 | Matt Taibbi
    Meet the woman JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking By Matt Taibbi | November 6, 2014 "It was like watching an old lady get mugged on the street," she says. "I thought, 'I can't sit by any longer.'" Fleischmann is the central witness in one of the biggest cases of white-collar crime in American history, possessing secrets that JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon late last year paid $9 billion (not $13 billion as regularly reported – more on that later) to keep the public from hearing. Back in 2006, as a...
  • [VANITY] The Thread Of Hijacked Threads

    05/09/2006 9:52:39 AM PDT · by kevkrom · 421 replies · 9,576+ views
    N/A | 10 May 2006 | kevkrom
    Single-issue people. They're out there... on every thread. No matter what the topic, they try to link it to their pet issue in some way, shape, or form. They are... The Thread Hijackers™. While little can be done to stop them, and it is probably best to ignore them, I find it much, much more fun to mock them. Sure, being passionate about an issue you care about is a good thing, but thread hijacking is annoying and, to be honest, turns off people who might otherwise agree with you. So, on to the mocking. I'd like to coin the...
  • An Old Baseball April Fools' Hoax

    04/02/2005 5:27:47 AM PST · by billorites · 15 replies · 1,425+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 1, 2005 | Alan Schwarz
    It still happens on the Wrigley Field concession lines. It happens as he walks down Michigan Avenue. It even happened, in all places, while sipping a lager in an Oxford pub. "Sidd Finch! You're Sidd Finch! Hey Sidd, can I get your autograph?" After 20 years, for Joe Berton, the line remains a little blurred. Ninety-nine percent of his waking moments are spent as Joe Berton, mild-mannered junior high school art teacher in Oak Park, Ill. But that other 1 percent, he is still Sidd Finch, baseball's greatest pitching prospect. It was 20 years ago this week that Sports Illustrated...