I almost overlooked this one from a couple of days ago, and it needs to be shared with you. It's been a while since Krugman has appeared here, but he is not to be forgotten. In this column, he is pointing out that what we have along 45th's Street, which used to be known as 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, is not a Swamp, but a Sewer:
I've often been asked, 'What do you old folks do now that you're retired?' Well…I'm fortunate to have a chemical engineering background and one of the things I enjoy most is converting beer, wine and vodka into urine. I do it every day and I really enjoy it.