Prime ribbing

Prime ribbing

All you can consume: Amazon says it had its biggest sales day ever during Tuesday’s Prime Day, where members who pay $99 to join Prime were eligible for exclusive deals (Page A7).

It’s like what happens at a buffet restaurant; there’s nothing there you really want, but you’ve already paid and you’re going to load up your plate, come back for seconds, then hit the dessert table to make the most of your $11.99.

Are you up for “Ulysses,” Maggie? Actress Maggie Gyllenhall agreed to read Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina,” aloud for an audiobook, perhaps forgetting the novel is more than 1,000 pages long. It took 30 four-hour sessions to read (Page D6).

We’re impressed. Reading anything longer than “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons,” aloud to the grandkids and we’re reaching for the throat drops.

But how do they taste? Marine biologists surveying fish species off Alaska’s coast have found 14 previously unknown species of snailfish, a gelatinous tadpole-like fish (Page B1).

Any help with names would be appreciated; they got as far as “Squishy” and “Jell-O” and ran out of ideas.

­—Jon Bauer, Herald staff

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