URLs Du Jour (5/25/2005)

  • Proceed immediately to P. J. O'Rourke's modest proposal in the Weekly Standard for putting the hurt on the deficit: tax celebrities.

    America's media and entertainment industry has a gross (as it were) revenue of $316.8 billion a year. If we subtract the income derived from worthy journalism and the publishing of serious books, that leaves $316.8 billion. Surely this money can be put to a more socially useful purpose than reportage on the going forth and multiplying of Britney Spears.

    Also notable for using the word "Stakhanovite."

  • I want a treadmill desk! But is there a model that includes a grindstone for your nose? (Via JustOneMinute.)
  • And Lileks is always great, but I get to correct something in today's Bleat. The recently-departed Thurl Ravenscroft was the voice of Kirby (the vacuum cleaner) in The Brave Little Toaster; the Air Conditioner was voiced by Phil Hartman.

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