snickers • I wish I was this witty all the time – this ebay user has some big huevos most of the folks I deal with don’t have a sense of humor.
gag me • Sara Paretsky, author of the V.I. Warshawski mysteries had given her talk, “Writing in an Age of Silence: Truth, Lies, and Duct Tape,” many times before March 19, 2003. In the talk she focused on the U.S. Patriot Act and voiced her concerns that the government is eroding civil liberties looking for potential terrorists, including obtaining library records to see what books an individual has borrowed. writes that the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library asked her to rein in her political remarks. Library officials of course are in full denial. [in from Volume 1 Books]