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A real headline and byline from a Sunday Review in last month’s New York Times:

Op-Ed Columnist: How Did the Robot End Up With My Job? — By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN.

For once, Thomas L. Friedman’s automated Thoroughly Conventional Opinion Generator actually spits out a question we’ve all been asking, from time to time.

(Via @notjessewalker, who actually is Jesse Walker.)

Wednesday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://eyeofthestorm.blogs.com/eye_of_the_storm/2011/04/i-think-if-you-ask-yourself-what-could-actually-give-other-peoplethe-right-to-tell-you-what-to-wear-youll-see-the-problem-wi.html">i think if you ask yourself what could actually give other. Captain Capitulation, <cite>eye of the storm</cite> (2011-04-11)</a>. <q>i think if you ask yourself what could actually give other people the right to tell you what to wear, you&#39;ll see the problem with the state in a nutshell: it is entirely without moral justification. it has no defensible theoretical underpinnings. its overwhelming existence is perfectly proportioned to the lack...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-13.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2011/04/13/fear-and-loathing-at-the-new-y">Fear and Loathing at *The New York Times* <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-04-13)</a>. Thomas Friemdan continues his quest to prove himself the stupidest man on earth. <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-13.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://twitter.com/notjessewalker/statuses/58050129130823681">notjessewalker: Tom Friedman goes to hotel bathroom, mistakes sink for phone, accidentally interviews toothbrush. It says things will look up in 6 months. <cite>Twitter / notjessewalker</cite> (2011-04-12)</a>. <q>notjessewalker: Tom Friedman goes to hotel bathroom, mistakes sink for phone, accidentally interviews toothbrush. It says things will look up in 6 months.</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-13.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://aaeblog.com/2011/04/07/reaching-left/comment-page-1/#comment-361621">Comment on Reaching Left by JOR. JOR, <cite>Comments for Austro-Athenian Empire</cite> (2011-04-11)</a>. <q>I think he wasn’t saying “left-libertarianism won’t work” and calling Long et al. evangelists so much as he was saying that the evangelistic efforts of left (and other) libertarians are a waste of time because people’s political philosophies are determined by non-rational factors. I agree. Libertarians shouldn’t shift left, if...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-04-13.)</em></p></li>