New York Times Crashed-and-Burned-and-Smoking Watch (Ross Douthat "Thousand Points of Light" Edition)
Doug Irwin Tells Me to Calm Down

Not a Story I Ever Expect to Read, Somehow...

Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
Onward! the sailors cry;
Carry the lad that's born to be King
Over the sea to Mandalay,
Where the flyin'-fishes play,
An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer China 'crost the Bay!!!!

Jo Walton writes:

Weddings more dangerous than battles: It’s as if the Young Pretender had gone off in 1749 and conquered Burma. It’s an interesting story, but...

Now that is a story that it would be fun to read...

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