Peter Kafka

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Want to Lend the New York Times Some Money?

The publisher says it will launch a $200 million debt offering, and will use the money for “general corporate purposes including, among other things, to pay down debt and other financial obligations.” The company had previously announced that it would pay off the $250 million it owes Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim ahead of schedule, but didn’t say where it would get the money. So go ahead and connect a dot or two if you’d like.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus