Archive for the ‘Popular Culture’ Category

“Qatar has been spending €420m a week preparing for the 2022 World Cup…”

August 12, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21726098-share-clubs-revenues-highest-transfer-fees-have-been-fairly-constant

“There are good psephological reasons for thinking that Labour’s 40% score in June might be a high-water mark” — psephological?

August 12, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/britain/21726093-there-are-reasons-think-corbyn-bubble-may-not-burst-soon-peak-corbyn

“Psephology /sˈfɒləi/ (from Greek psephos ψῆφος, ‘pebble’, as the Greeks used pebbles as ballots) is a branch of political science which deals with the study and scientific analysis of elections.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psephology)

“How to Survive a Jerk at Work – – Many employees have to deal with colleagues and bosses who are rude or abusive. Here are some techniques to make things a little easier.”

August 10, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-survive-a-jerk-at-work-1502373529

“[`Who’s Holiday!’] humorously juxtaposes the rhyming innocence of Grinch with…profanity, bestiality, teen-age pregnancy, familial estrangement, ostracization and scandal, poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, the eating of a family pet, domestic violence and murder.”

August 9, 2017

http://www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/blogs/in-focus/post/2017-08-04/the-grinch-that-stole-fair-use

What a delightful play!

As explained in the article for which the URL is provided above, the play is currently the subject of a copyright infringement suit.

“Latham Partner And ‘Dog Racism’…When a Biglaw partner’s pit bull gets an eviction notice, it’s time to make some false equivalencies!”

August 8, 2017

http://abovethelaw.com/2017/07/latham-partner-and-dog-racism-or-the-dumbest-thing-youll-hear-today/