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  • "Plotz" means something like "freak, freak out"---it means something totally takes you by surprise, you don't know how to respond, your mouth's agape, you kinda panic a little.

    The Cochran-Harpending theory is the cover story in the new New York magazine:

  • Jacob Weisberg, David Plotz, head honchos at Slate, and my super-smart editor, Julia Turner, deserve my thanks for encouraging the reporting I did on various aspects of nuclear contentions as I was writing the book.

    How the End Begins

  • "I remember Picard as being very hard-nosed, very aggressive in trying to gather assets," said Robert Plotz , who prosecuted Mr. Bloom for the Justice Department.

    The Man With the Thankless Job

  • Slate's editor, David Plotz, called the lawsuit "baseless."

    Spitzer Faces $90 Million Libel Suits

  • Employing international data on inheritance levies and mortality rates, Plotz demonstrated that countries with low estate tax rates tend to have shorter average life expectancies.

    Jodie Allen: Death for Sale

  • As Plotz points out, Christian's argue the OT is simply a set up for the redemptive New Testament.

    Book #12 - Good Book

  • Another thing that Plotz points out, and I've noticed this too, is how ubiquitous many Bible stories are.

    Book #12 - Good Book

  • It's somewhat interesting to relive that innocent shock at some of these tales, but that would get old if that were Plotz' only commentary.

    Book #12 - Good Book

  • Note to Plotz: I can't get over the story of Dinah, either.

    The Good, the Bad, the Bible

  • Plotz is a naif wandering in a strange land full of eccentric people and incomprehensible rules.

    The Good, the Bad, the Bible


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  • To faint or pass out in surprise

    September 22, 2009