Sunday’s NYT: The Drive-by Edition

Some days it feels like the Gods are playing a game called ‘let’s see what else we can throw at Barry this month!’

Following the money to infamy.

Everyone wants to shake his hand. More troops, though? Not so much.

Gossip Girls, The Depression Years.

‘The Western media have either mistranslated or taken incorrect information and then published it.’ Yes, that must be it!

There’s gold in them there apps! (Also, this is currently the ‘most emailed’ story at

‘Picture Cary Grant in Hitchcock’s 1959 thriller North by Northwest being hustled out of the hotel and into the back seat of a parked car by two goons, having been mistaken for another man. “Don’t tell me where we’re going,” Grant quips. “Surprise me.”

If I promise to buy the Sunday Times from now on, and convince four more friends to do the same (and then they convince four friends, etc.) can we please keep this section?!

The sea! The sea!

Stories like this make it hard to remember the magic of the sport.

‘Cry me a river’ seems to be the most appropriate, family friendly response to this.

‘Indeed, Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Sarkozy looked remarkably similar, suggesting that both women know fashion — and themselves — pretty well.’

You know, a couple of years of ‘bewilderment’ might not be such a bad thing.

‘Funnye, the chief rabbi of the Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation in Chicago, one of the largest black synagogues in America, was a featured speaker that night.’

Why is there any sympathy whatsoever for a Detroit C.E.O. who helped wreck his company, ruined investors and cost thousands of hard-working underlings their jobs, when there is no mercy for those who did the same on Wall Street? Might we, too, have a double standard? Could we still be in denial of the reality that greed and irresponsibility were not an exclusive Wall Street franchise during our national bender?