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31 October 2007

BS (You Guess!) Top 10

We provide the list. You guess the topic!

1. Spiderman

2. Dick Cheney

3. Mother Theresa

4. Ralph Nader

5. A Teroryst* **

6. Martha Stewart

7. Jabba the Hutt

8. Hillary Clinton

9. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

10. Your Mom

* Intentional misspelling. We don't want to end up on any watch lists.

** If you follow the link, you will see we may have been wrong about this one anyway.

(To see today's topic, please visit the "comments" section)

22 October 2007


And the award of the week goes to... This Guy!

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15 October 2007

Overheard in London during Frieze Week

"I miss the days when art was elitist and you could still see it in peace."

We overheard (and couldn't help sympathizing with, in a way) that bitter sentiment from a fellow member of the crowd fighting to get on a stuffy too-small elevator in the Tate Modern's stuffy too-small hallway. Granted, visiting the museum the weekend of the Frieze Art Fair (and at least four other concurrent fairs) was perhaps not the brightest idea...

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09 October 2007


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04 October 2007

Fashionable Ladies are Now Running their own (Small) Businesses

In important Fashion and Style news, according to the New York Times some industrious ladies are apparently starting their own businesses! We assume they are dressed very fashionably whilst doing so. However, that does not seem to be increasing their chances of success.

It is a well-known and oft-quoted fact that women are starting businesses in the United States at twice the rate of men. The result, according to the Center for Women’s Business Research, is 10.4 million businesses owned by women nationwide.

That these businesses aren’t doing all that well is far less talked about. About 43 percent of all businesses owned by women have revenue of $10,000 or less. Over 70 percent have revenue of less than $50,000. And only 3 percent have revenue exceeding $1 million, according to the Women Presidents’ Organization, a nonprofit group for women whose businesses take in $1 million or more. (By contrast, men clear $1 million at more than twice that rate, or about 7 percent.)

Frankly, we have little problem with the article itself, merely its placement in the section better suited to today's article on the new plastic surgery trend of "Mommy Makeovers."

This is not the first time we've noted the Times's strange predilection for placing important news about women in the Style Section. As the very astute ML commented last time around, how strange would it seem if the Times placed articles on male business owners under Sports?

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