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Also from Harper’s contributing editor Tom Bissell: robot deer, comets, vanity publishing, and more (free and subs)

Soviet-era kids’ books are great;
the American ones? less so;
the Japanese ones may be the worst;
no, Everyone Poops is the worst;
this despite hipster efforts to subvert (or celebrate) its badness

Reactions to Sarah Palin as TV personality: good, great, her “analysis holds no weight”;
plus other amusing thoughts from the American Right: racially motivated political correctness “alive and well” at Duke;
Americans hate each other even (particularly) when they are poor;
Michelle Obama is a fake–those Iron Chef sweet potatoes were plants!

Go, Junior Gotti, and sin no more;
and you, too, crazy right wing Christians;
except for Pat Robertson, whose views on Haiti are essential

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