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By Mr. Walker
Myron Scholes: Nobel Prize Winner, Con Man And High Priest of Derivative Divinity

Every now and then I run across some important finance type saying something so patently crazy, such a complete howler, that it just stops me little brain. The most recent one of these was from Myron Scholes in the New…

May 20, 2009 | Comments (16)

By Gary Brecher
Sri Lanka War Nerd Update: Prabhy Dies Yellow

Cheech Marin moonlighting as the leader of the Tamil Tigers? I have to say “Thank you, God of War,” because we just saw a decisive victory in a war, for once. I never thought I’d live to see the day….

May 20, 2009 | Comments (37)

By Eileen Jones
Angels and Demons: Ode to Crap

Armin Mueller-Stahl and Ewan McGregor acting the hell out of their roles So far Angels and Demons has racked up a pile of money and a load of bad reviews. It deserves the bad reviews, heaven knows, but in reading…

May 18, 2009 | Comments (9)

By Team eXiled
The eXiled Seeks Fearless Chicago Resident For Heroic Undercover Operation

No, this is not a joke. The eXiled is looking for someone in Chicago to do a heroic undercover operation, a citizen journalism assignment of the cloak-and-dagger type, if you will. If you live in the Chicago area and think…

May 18, 2009 | Comments (10)


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By Mark Ames
Radio Segment: Mark Ames Explains How Georgia's Autocrat Is Buying Democrat Party Friends, And How Pork Tapeworms Are Devouring The Washington Post Editorial Team's Brains

In this week’s radio segment, Mark Ames explains how Georgia’s autocratic leader bashes democracy activist skulls with one hand, and writes out checks to the new Democratic Party power-elite with the other…and how Fred Hiatt’s continuing battle with pork tapeworms…

May 13, 2009 | Comments (3)

By Mark Ames
My Autocrat's Worse Than Your Autocrat: Corruption Galore In The Washington Post

(This article first appeared in on May 11, 2009.) The May 7 edition of the Washington Post features one of the most poorly timed op-ed commentaries in recent memory. Carrying the harmless headline “A Friend to Georgia and Russia,” it…

May 12, 2009 | Comments (17)

By Eileen Jones
The Embiggening Power of Star Trek ‘09

So Star Trek ’09 is out, it’s a big hit, and response to it is way over the top. This is highly enjoyable if you like to see people grappling with a popular culture artifact as if their lives depended…

May 11, 2009 | Comments (23)