Well, at least one of them is lip-synching—and if you have followed the “late night wars” closely, you may not entirely buy the fellow feeling put on display here, as the colleagues/rivals make their way through a version of “Tonight” from West Side Story with the lyrics changed.
The rousing last line is largely true, though: “People just watch online the next day!”
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.