The Interview made $1 million on Christmas Day — pretty good, but not great.[Vox / Todd VanDerWerff]
Someone patented a "Santa Claus detector" in 1994.[The Atlantic / Robinson Meyer]
How much do taxes discourage work, really?[Bloomberg View / Noah Smith]
Real line from a Department of Homeland Security border security official: we can't legalize drugs because then criminal organizations will sell WMDs instead.[BuzzFeed / Jose M. Orduna]
Certainly the only profile of Buzz Aldrin you'll ever read that's written in the second person.[GQ / Jeanne Marie Laskas]
Major Hollywood studios have released or will release only three movies directed by women this year.[NYT / Manohla Dargis]
Robotic jockeys have become mainstream in camel racing.[NYT / Sam Borden]
What the just-concluded fourth season of Homeland teaches us about Max Weber.[Washington Post / Michael Cornfield]
"The first thing ever bought and sold across the Internet was a bag of marijuana."[Matter / Mike Power]
"Nearly 40 percent of identical twins develop a secret language as kids."[Nautilius / Eric Hansen]
"The past 12 months have blurred together for Seegers. He’s gone from living in a homeless shelter to topping Sweden’s sales charts."[The Bitter Southerner / Tamara Reynolds]
"Well, hello! I mean, of course you help a friend."[Arnold Schwarzenegger on commuting the prison sentence of a political ally's son via LA Times / Christopher Goffard]
"My simple defense of Kwanzaa is that in the short time that we celebrated the holiday, it brought my family together."[Slate / Meloncyce McAfee]
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