The McNugget Came First

Daily Best of the Web   —   Posted on October 7, 2015

The McNugget Came First

Dipping a chicken nugget in ketchup

The following is an excerpt from OpinionJournal’s “Best of the Web” at WSJ written by the editor, James Taranto.

The McNugget Came First
“The Unlikely Origin Story of the Egg McMuffin”—headline, Time .com, Oct. 5

Out on a Limb
“The World’s Oldest Tree Might or Might Not Be Sitting in a Warehouse in Tucson”—headline, Arizona Republic, Oct. 4

What’s German for ‘Plus Ça Change’?

  • “East Germany Confiscates Hunting Guns”—headline, Deseret News (Salt Lake City), Feb. 6, 1954
  • “Stasi: State Department Must List Gun-Loving NRA as Terrorist Organization”—headline, Daily News (New York), Oct. 3, 2015

Make That Six

  • “Five Ways to Sell the Pacific Trade Agreement”—headline, WSJ .com, Oct. 5
  • “Senator Bernie Sanders: The Trans-Pacific Trade (TPP) Agreement Must Be Defeated”—headline, Sanders press release, undated

News of the Tautological

  • “Surprise: Ad Blockers Make the Mobile Web More Pleasant”—headline, PCMag .com, Oct. 2
  • “Report: More New Yorkers Are Living In Severely Overcrowded Apartments”—headline, Gothamist, Oct. 5

Bottom Story of the Day
“Bernie Sanders Almost Pays a Visit to CU-Boulder, University Officials Say”—headline, Daily Camera (Boulder, Colo.), Oct. 2

For more “Best of the Web” click here and look for the “Best of the Web Today” link in the middle column below “Today’s Columnists.”