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GARY LEUPP – The US Election: an Exercise in Mendacity

What’s that smell in this room? Didn’t you notice it, Brick? Didn’t you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?… There ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity… You can smell it. It smells like death. — Big Daddy to son Brick in Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Big Daddy might have …

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Cari Romm – Just Thinking About Exercise Can Trick Your Body Into Believing It’s Worked Out

Has anyone else been feeling a little bit of Olympic-driven shame over the past week and a half? You know, that thing where you look at the people on your screen committing near-superhuman feats of athletic strength and think, Ugh, maybe I should run tomorrow. And then, if you’re anything like me, you pat yourself on the back for even thinking about it, and …