Man Jumps In Hay Tractor, Emerges as a Human Bale

John Siegel · 08/26/10 04:19PM

Well, this isn't something you see every day. Watch as a man runs in front of a hay baler, strips down completely, enters the back of it and emerges a literal bale of hay. Where do these people come from?

God Save Us From Japan's Farmer Shock Troops

Hamilton Nolan · 04/15/09 11:36AM

The economy of Britain—fancy Britain!—is doing so poorly that the government might have to ask for help from the International Monetary Fund. Shit. The smart countries have already regressed to agrarianism.

News, Nature, And New York City: A Plea To Verlyn

Hamilton Nolan · 05/21/08 02:34PM

Though he does not know it, Verlyn Klinkenborg is my nemesis. He's a member of the New York Times editorial board. Like all of the board's members, he has the privilege of using the most valuable op-ed space in American newspapers as a bulletin board for his personal musings. Verlyn takes advantage of this power to write regular items about "The Rural Life," all of which I can summarize as follows: "As I strolled through the country or gazed out my window, I saw nature, which I ruminated upon. Tra la, tra la, tra la." If I have to open up the Sunday paper one more time and see a chunk of editorial page real estate occupied by an "Editorial Notebook" essay inspired solely by window-gazing, I simply don't know what I will do. So Verlyn: I'd like to offer you a gentleman's agreement.