Finally, from David Letterman: "The NYU graduation speaker is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. … She told the grads, 'Work hard. Save your money. And one day you might be able to afford to attend a Yankees game.'"
In the 1993 film “Coneheads,” Dan Ackroyd has to explain the name of his car to the ruler of the planet Remulac: “Ford Lincoln Mercury Sable,” he intones, “a personal conveyance named after its inventor, an assassinated ruler, a character from Greco-Roman myth and a small furry mammal.”
I love reading art and architecture reviews for paragraphs like this:
Its neighbor is in some ways even better because it is rarer: a truly great painting by Robert Motherwell, acquired only in 1997. “Wall Painting With Stripes,” from 1944, is a field of broad verticals of cream and yellowish brown interrupted by black and gray intimations of a tree, and ovals suggesting suns and moons. It is a glowering, unstoppable canvas, something left behind by Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, taking cues from Miró, on a broad, back-alley fence from a Walker Evans photograph.