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. Ahhh, the old law school story! But it’s a different one. It’s about how law school, the one fall back plan that every writer in the city has in their back pocket, is kinda dunzo right now! The lede says it all: “This fall, law students are competing for half as many openings at big firms as they were last year in what is shaping up to be the most wrenching job search season in over 50 years.”

2. David Pouge with his second story in two weeks! We’re surprised it’s taken Mabel this long to warm up to him, but he writes about a Mac, and now he’s sitting pretty.

3. Gretchie! Reynolds, typing from where we believe to somewhere like Speonk (hope your enjoying yourself on Georgica Pond, Tara!), distants the gap with Parker-Pope a little more. And how timely! A tennis elbow story. This is even more brilliant than the knees story. (Now we just have to take out Pouge’s knees, Gretchen!).

4. Well, Auntie isn’t emailing this one to us. This is just for her girlfriends. Here’s a teaser: “Thermotherapy, a very hot fruit bath, is an effective way to stave off mold growth on berries.”

5. Energy!

6. This farewell tour is longer than Cal Ripken’s. Come on, Frank, step aside. Please. Remember how much this job matters?

7. Leibovich on the Tedster! We’re surprised that Kennedy isn’t getting more play on this list. Is Auntie already as exhausted as we are with this story? We loved the guy, but come on, a day of mourning and then on with it.

8. Maybe we spoke too soon. Here’s the incredibly long obit for Teddy.

9. Kristof! And it is–finally–not his magazine piece.

10. Yum! (Or ew?)

Today’s Tally:
Food: 3
Teddy: 2
Technology: 1
Health: 1
Columnists: 1
Business: 1
Energy: 1

Overall Tally:
Health: 106
Columnists: 105
Op-Ed Contributors: 42
Food: 37
Technology: 28
Money: 20
Travel: 19

Aunt Mabel Suggests…