birthday boy • 1856 – George Bernard Shaw, Irish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1950)
lost and found • A one thousand year old has been discovered in an Irish Bog. It was the first discovery of an Irish early medieval document in two centuries. AUDIO from NPR.
banktoaster • Penguin is producing downloadable podcasts with interviews from its authors.
better late • dateline – Vineland, Kansas – 100 year old librarian sighted. cause when she was only a 99 yr old librarian it wasn’t real news.
talking head • NPR talks to Juliet Barker about her new history of Henry V and her book Agincourt: Henry V and the Battle That Made England
mitzvah • Monterey CA resident Ed Leeper had been giving away 10,000 books from the bed of his pickuptruck, ‘Liquid Books’ until his pickup & books were both stolen. But not to worry they were soon recovered.
banktoaster • Send your self an email in the future, or would it be from the past if you got it IN the future, but if you sent it now, would it be to the future? Whatever . . . here you go, FutureMe.org.
audio • from Talk of the Nation, a round table discussion about the film adaptations of Philip K Dick, who may very well be one of the most important writers of the 20th century – guests include Jonathan Lethem.