7.17.2009

Weekend Reading List: "I am a jelly doughnut"

What’s a Culture Snob to Do? by James Wolcott, Vanity Fair

10 Weird Ways to Distribute Music, by Eliot Van Buskirk, WIRED

In honor of my recent adventures in Istanbul:
Turkish Novelist Wins Nobel Prize: Orhan Pamuk Explores How East Can Meet West, by Bob Thompson, The Washington Post

In honor of my recent adventures in Berlin:



Little know fact (courtesy of my dad)
"To show his solidarity, Jack Kennedy said to a large crowd "Ich bin ein Berliner" intending to say I (too) am a citizen of the city. He should have said "ich bin Berliner" because by adding the article "ein" it changed the meaning. A "Berliner" is also a pastry. So, what he really said was something close to "I am a jelly doughnut."

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