Thursday is the new Friday:

— New strategy for Afghanistan involves eating lots of goat; sounds delicious.

Bad Paintings of Barack Obama (via).

— Has Jenny Lewis gone too far?

— The labor market is incredibly horrible.

— IMF launches SDR-denominated bonds, don’t tell Michele Bachman.

I revisited The Get Up Kids’ last night, and they wrote a lot of bad songs! But “Don’t Hate Me” is good and I love “Mass Pike” though your mileage may vary according to whether or not you used to drive on the Mass Pike a lot with your first serious girlfriend.