One of my favorite sites is James Taranto's Best of the Web Today. Every once in a while I send in a tip, not expecting anything in return, but simply for the joy of helping Taranto give his readers, well, the Best of the Web that day. Seeing my suggestion appear on his page and my name in the long list at the bottom is just an added bonus. In the last few days I've sent in various tips that I thought were pretty good. But they apparently weren't good enough to be included with the Best of the Web, so I recycle them here for your pleasure, as:
NOT BY JAMES TARANTO
What would we do without polls?
"Motorists drive and talk on phone — but know it's dangerous, poll finds"--headline, Seattle Times, February 25
Not too brite
The Seattle Times reports on a man who stole a Cadillac and then led the police on a brief but incompetent car chase that ended inside a nail salon:
The Cadillac's driver, a 30-year-old man, tried a quick left turn onto North 80th Street but missed the turn and then sped south in the northbound lanes for two blocks, Moss said.
The driver tried another left, onto North 78th Street, and missed again. The driver slammed into the closed storefront of Glamour Nails, collapsing a 12-inch support beam and littering the sidewalk with bricks.
It's the Eponymy, Stupid
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