As Slate’s special issue on Sneakers revealed, fans of the 1992 cyber caper are surprisingly legion. Or at least they are among the staff of our magazine.
As I recently learned while watching my girlfriend purchase some tickets online, they also seem to number among the folks behind Ticketmaster’s frustrating CAPTCHAs, who share the movie’s passion for encryption.
They were probably wise not to go with ”cootys rat semen.”
TODAY IN SLATE
More Than Scottish Pride
What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture
Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You
Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows
Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?
The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.