Aunt Mabel Suggests…

Ever notice that the NYTimes.com most-emailed list is slanted toward an older demographic? Maybe because only folks over a certain age—like our Aunt Mabel—still use the email tool. Here’s a quick, annotated guide to what Grandma and Grandpa thought you might be interested in from NYTimes.com …

1. Adam Gopnik’s sister tells us about smart babies! Or, how all babies are smart and how they aren’t the confused messes we consider them to be. It’s a good story, and it’s right up Mabel’s ally. It also lets us re-examine the seven hours we spent with our 2-year-old nephew yesterday (Auntie’s great-nephew). The point of the story: Just let the kids play!

2. Alas, the Swiss Menace story is not about Roger Federer. Kruggie tells us about how the Dems’ health care bill looks a lot like Switzerland’s—from his new pad!

3. “Barack Obama is the president of the United States.”

4. Auntie sure loves stories about the knees these days.

5. The cheaper way to eat gluten-free.

6. Kind of a Rich phone-in job.

7. The Op-Ed contributors have finally found a fixed spot in Auntie’s heart with health care reform.

8. Why it’s cool to be fat. Didn’t we cover this one a while ago?

9. Biofuel! Who knew between the knees stories and the health care stories, we still cared about energy?

10. Who did this headline?

Today’s Tally:
Health: 4
Op-Ed Contributors: 3
Columnists: 2
Trends: 1
Business: 1
National: 1

(We counted the Obama piece and the health care generation gap as Health + Op-Ed Contributor.)

Overall Tally:
Columnists: 95
Health: 94
Food: 31
Op-Ed Contributors: 31
Technology: 24
Travel: 19
Money: 18

 

Aunt Mabel Suggests…