Suffering from blogger’s block, normally I am just either lazy or busy, now basking in this post politic-coital bliss I am at a loss for words. Like a huge percentage of the world and a moderate percentage of the United States I am quite pleased with Tuesday’s results and having fantasies of not seeing the world blow up live on CNN. But it seems another percentage is seriously disappointed that our march over the neo-con cliff has been curtailed. Some mofo took the time and effort to park on a busy street, climb a hill to the middle of my lawn and shred my Obama sign. Somehow I think it’s a better souvenir because of it.

blog of note • Mad bookseller blog has the skinny on this year’s Bulwer Lytton contest…my favorite “Like an overripe beefsteak tomato rimmed with cottage cheese, the corpulent remains of Santa Claus lay dead on the hotel floor.”

worth reading • Maud Newton has a post on Graham Greene: A Life in Letters

well worth hearing • NPR’s On Point has a lovely appreciation of Michael Crichton

but even better is their piece on the Great John Leonard

we live in interesting times • Mississippi children threatened with discipline and explusion if they say President Obama’s name. Racism in the 21st century…who knew?

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