Adam Gopnik analyzes last week's events ("Weird, weird week") through Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin's "Listening Post," a device that reads bits and pieces of conversations from Internet chat rooms. Sample chatroom psychobabble: "Duct tape and plastic for the White House duct tape, and water in the bathtub, eheh hmmm, I got to wear my orange shoes again I like orange and yellow and pink and red its all a plot by saranwrap and duct tape mcm...we always have duct tape...always."
Orange and white [New Yorker]