Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Saturday Night Fever

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* We had a fine time at the South End Art Hop in Burlington this afternoon and bought some tiny pieces from Moe O’Hara, John Brickels, and Nicholas Heilig (the last of whom was making this great anti-Christmas print as we passed through his studio). I bought a couple of Heilig’s Live Art prints for my office at school, but alas—the Swedish Chef was all sold out.

* Scenes from the class struggle in Iowa: Mitt Romney offers Rick Perry a $10,000 bet. Now #What10KBuys is trending on Twitter, and the best is all anyone is talking about. I’m closer than I’ve ever been to being the smartest man in politics. I almost can taste it.

* Scenes from the class struggle everywhere: The Walmart Heirs Have The Same Net Worth As The Bottom 30 Percent Of Americans.

* The Boston Review had an interesting back-and-forth recently on ethical consumption.

* North Carolina is still trying to figure out what to do about its postwar eugenics program.

* On the impracticality of a cheeseburger. Via you-know-where.

* And it looks like Monday will be another big day for #Occupy.

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  1. Mitt probably just signed his presidential death warrant with that comment. The plutocrat inside rears its ugly head. He’ll still probably get the nomination (especially if Newt keeps hyping child labor and John Bolton) but the Democrats will roast him.


    December 11, 2011 at 11:40 am

    • I don’t know if he actually is still the favorite for the nomination. Newt’s not like the other people who have been in contention because he (1) sounds like he knows what he’s talking about (2) maybe actually wants the job. I think he’ll be much harder for Romney to dislodge than people think, especially in light of polls that show that some voters just won’t vote for a Mormon under any circumstances. He’s not going to fumble — Romney himself may be more prone to fumbles than Gingrich is.

      I’m thinking of putting $10,000 on my long-shot Jeb plan instead.


      December 11, 2011 at 11:51 am

  2. You’ve always been the smartest mind in politics as far as I am concerned.


    December 11, 2011 at 7:20 pm

  3. Isn’t Brickels’ stuff great? Did you get a mug?

    Bill Simmon

    December 12, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    • Christmas tree ornament.


      December 12, 2011 at 12:22 pm

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