The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Our far-flung correspondents

The New Yorker used to have content with that label -- our far-flung correspondents -- and may still, for all I know. Our most far-flung correspondent these days is our friend, Elisabeth, who's off on another of her daring trips through the Middle East. This time, she's keeping a blog which just resonates with her own, charming, blend of English and German. Please give it a look. It's the kind of writing few of us will ever do, simply because we're too cowardly to go where she goes.