The Best of Times: It’s amazing what a keen eye for salvageable Italian shoes and a good cobbler can do for you. [Put This On]
The Trapublicans: After the President joked that his next musical performance would be a Young Jeezy tune, NY Mag speculates as to which song it should be. (We would’ve liked to see "Gangsta Grillz" in the mix). [Daily Intel]
Craig Swagger: Every year, as the NBA playoffs get into full swing, our attentions turn to… Craig Sager’s egregious suit choices. Esquire investigates. [Esquire]
Good Drugs: Next time you down a couple aspirin, know that you’re decreasing your cancer odds by 46% as well curing your hangover. [The Atlantic]
As connoisseurs of history, we sometimes find styles, habits and turns of phrase from the past that we wouldn’t mind bringing back to the present, Doc Brown-style. This time around, we’re dusting off smelling salts.
Quacks have gotten a bad rap.
Sure, we wouldn’t go to them with anything serious—the flu shot, the broken leg—but if your problem is more along the lines of a mild headache and a general malaise, the snake oil salesmen may be able to help you a whole lot more than a GP.
Copyright Jeff Koons, photographed by Michael Tropea, Chicago
The fine folks at RxArt just gave us a peek at their latest creation, a CT Scanner currently in use at the Hope Children’s Hospital in Chicago, whimsified by none other than Jeff Koons. Those kids are going to have some wild dreams.