You know in a perfect world someone would be paying me to blog all day, instead I have to work three times as hard to make up for all the days I was unconscious. I always wonder how other folks with real jobs make time to blog, I suppose the steady income makes snitching a few hours out of the day guilt free.
mizvah • Communist Party USA has donated a vast collection of papers and photographs never before seen publicly to N.Y.U. FBI has communal heart attack. Haven’t posted a mizvah in quite a while . . . not many folks giving things away – why bother when you can make institutions pay through the nose eh?
silly litigation alert • A seventh-grader might end up in court for wearing Winnie the Pooh socks to school. Basically they suspended her for violating the dress code. Fercrissakes people! didn’the 60s teach anyone anything? if you are gonna get suspended go to school naked! now THAT’s violating the dress code!
worth hearing • from NPR’s Fresh Air, yeah this is only vaguely bookish, since it’s about a BOOK – but I ended up sitting in my car for 40 minutes listening to it and well you know my inclinations . . . . Jeremy Scahill talks about his book Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. Be Afraid, be very Afraid. These guys are a Christian fundie’s wet dream – an independent well funded armed force answerable to know one . . .and I mean no one – are you scared yet? (fixed link.)