any day above ground

“I am but mad north-north-west; when the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw.” – William Shakespeare

“Did i wake up in an alternate universe?”
That’s a little question I ask myself almost every damn day. Today I found out that Henry Rollins, your average loudmouth, ex-rocker, talk show host cum whatever…was reading Ahmed Rashid’s Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia on a plane to Brisbane, and the guy next to him phone up the Aussie version of Homeland security and reported him. Hence he was classified as a ‘person of interest’ – Now no one in this room is that naïve, let’s say 50% of this incident is exaggeration, paranoia and just plain showboating, but somewhere in that story a book was involved and someone didn’t like it being read. What is up with that? This new world order is SOO getting out of hand.

saving face
– a death mask found in a junk store 163 years ago may be Shakespeare’s puss which would make it REALLY old.

packrats – the Royal Society wants back a 17th-century manuscript worth £1 million which until recently was being stored in the bottom of a cupboard by a Hampshire couple who claimed to have inherited it.

naughty naughtyspiderman robs Culver City comic book store & Phila Books N’Things was robbed.

very naughyPotty Time with Elmo is being recalled, the recording is saying something completely inappropriate for the situation at hand.

obits worth readingTheodore Draper 93, freelance historian.

carrying chargesHungary finally got their books back.

mixed mediaLawrence Block is adapting one of his novels for long time fan actor Tony Leung.

– ok, now this is overkill, frey sued left and right for abuse of literary license. this will not end well.

banktoaster – John Updike short story “My Father’s Tears” online @ the New Yorker

“Cudgel thy brains no more about it.” – William Shakespeare

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