Assorted links

1. Money doesn't matter as much in politics as you might think.

2. How does math look on the new Kindle?

3. Regional variations in Medicare spending, revisited.

4. Markets in everything: monkey-digested coffee (really).

5. Does your Kindle underinspire you?  Buy the smell of books, in an aerosol can.

6. Arlington: The Rap.


Money won't do it by itself but you can't do it without real money.


You don't need to have the most money so long as you can ante-up to the table minimum.

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Thanks Peter that makes all the difference in the world. :)

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Markets in one less thing:
The 22-year-old California virgin who auctioned off her virtue online for $3.8 million has yet to meet her winning bidder in the flesh -- because his wife won't let him.

Natalie Dylan ... got a phone call from the rogue Romeo, a 38-year-old Australian real-estate businessman, who said he had to back out.

"I told him to go back into marriage therapy," sniped Dylan. The Aussie cad then sheepishly asked for his $250,000 deposit back.

Dylan said no hard feelings; it would be returned.

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The best part about the Arlington Rap is at 3:21
"We could take the Green Line."


Second best:

"Or the Starbucks, or the Starbucks, or the Starbucks," ad nauseum.

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USA put out a Battle of Falulljah video game, glorifying the killing of an entire city of males. Short the fuck out of USD and leave Obama's legacy as the Banker Prez.

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There's a grower-operated co-op out of Thailand called Doi Chaang, the president of which is a Calgarian named Shawn McDonald (famous around these parts as the owner-operator of a number of coffee shops and roasteries).  Doi Chaang also distributes coffee digested (sort of) by wild civets, and you can check it out at (though right now, it seems to be mostly a placeholder page).

Supposed to be "a honey-scented brew that is surprisingly smooth."

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Hey everyone I just had Kopi Luwak coffee the rarest coffee in the world. It was AMAZING!! Luwak Cafe has very low prices and they gave me a free sample as well. Check them out at

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