links for 2007-04-20
Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps? (If We Could Unsubscribe from Slate, We Would Edition)

What Is the New Republic's Problem?

The New Republic keeps asking me to resubscribe.

I surf to the New Republic's website and see the byline: Peter Beinart & Jonah Goldberg.

With bylines like that serving as informative signals of magazine quality, resubscription ain't never gonna happen. In fact, resubscription is in the category of what Jim Hines calls "negative probability events"--things that not only never happen, but would never happen even if things that never happened happened every day; things that are so unlikely that their happening would overturn the entire structure of the universe.

Feel free to contribute your own examples of negative probability events in the comments...