A very dirty martini. / Photo by TheCulinaryGeek.
The Baffler,  January 14, 2015

Daily Bafflements

A very dirty martini. / Photo by TheCulinaryGeek.
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• A bartender at the country club that John Boehner attends has been indicted for a plot to kill him by poisoning his drink.

• Here are all of the minimum wage raises effective as of 2015, gathered by the National Law Review. Just FYI, tipped employees like wait staff, and Boehner’s friend above, still make just $2.13 an hour in Nebraska.

• According to a new report by the International Labor Organization, there are only three countries in the world where your boss is more likely to be a woman than a man: Jamaica, Colombia, and Saint Lucia.

• Oh, good: Arts & Letters Daily points us to an essay about how making a career in arts and letters always has been, and always will be, impossible.

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Further Reading

 September 5

Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire, I say, shut up, the lot of you.

 September 1

I just wonder if there’s something dangerous about championing a dependent, hierarchical relationship as an ideal realization of love or friendship.