June 19, 2006 07:00 PM
MORE THAN YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT NEW YORK TIMES COLUMNISTS, COURTESY GREG PALAST
"I wring them out as absolutely tight as I can," said Krugman, "and by the morning they're just a little damp but you can still wear them."
I had a different technique for stretching the supply of underwear on book tours: Wear them into the shower or, in a pinch, turn them inside out.
"There's one guy that has a clean pair Fed-Ex'd to him every day and he puts the dirty ones in a return envelope." The "guy," of course, had to be Thomas Friedman.
We don't care how much you're saving democracy, young man, no one needed to know this. Seriously, you guys are economists, can't you do a cost-benefit analysis on, like, buying a new pair? Or laundromats? You're not Nick Kristof, and Cleveland ain't the Sudan.
Travel Blog [Greg Palast]