Submitted For Your Perusal is a weblog wherein I, Matt Thomas, share with you things I think are interesting. That’s basically all there is to it.
Every Sunday, for reasons I talked about once in an email, I post links to and quotes from articles I thought were interesting in that day’s New York Times. Due to popular demand, my New York Times digests are now available in email newsletter form.
Occasionally, I write somewhat longer pieces on here.
I was born and raised in Seattle. I got a B.A. from the University of Southern California. I recently completed my Ph.D. in American Studies at the University of Iowa where I wrote a dissertation about life hacking. Now I’m planning my next move. Wanna work with me? Drop me a line.
The phrase “submitted for your perusal” is a reference to the first line of Rod Serling’s introduction to “To Serve Man,” an episode of The Twilight Zone from 1962 written by Serling and based on a short story of the same name by Damon Knight. Watch it on Hulu.
Although the word “peruse,” as the American Heritage Dictionary explains, “has long meant ‘to read thoroughly’ … sometimes people use it to mean ‘to glance over, skim,’ as in I only had a moment to peruse the manual quickly, but this usage is widely considered an error.”