What if Bruce Springsteen’s runaway broken heroes just got stuck in traffic in Fort Lee? That’s the premise of this segment from last night’s Late Night With Fallon, in which Fallon and the Boss reimagined “Born to Run” as “Gov. Chris Christie Traffic Jam.”
Christie is, of course, famous for being one of Springsteen’s biggest fans. Who knows whether he’ll take this with a sense of humor or respond to the Boss, once again, by weeping.
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.