Tuesday lunchtime linkage

Chris Quinn: “Middle class. Middle class middle class middle class” [NYT]
Ted Nugent will be at the State of the Union. Sigh [Wonkette]
The Islanders are still coming here, it wasn’t a fever dream [WSJ]
Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, doesn’t care for Barclays. Buy his albums [NYM]
Terrible, hilarious book proposals [100 Books I'll Never Write]
Oh hey, Pope cookies [ANIMAL]
The rich have their own social network now [NYT]
There’s a new Postal Service song and it is terrible [The Awl]
So, who’s running for public advocate? [Capital]