birthday boy • 1883 Jaroslav Hašek, Czech novelist (d. 1923)
porn encore • Wildly successful Alan Moore author of Watchmen and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen has been working on, Lost Girls a bluntly pornographic graphic novel.
duke by any other name • Tom Wolfe is trying to deflect comparisons between his novel “I Am Charlotte Simmons,” and any real southern university that his daughter attends which may or may not have a lacrosse team with behavior issues.
talking head • NPR interview with crime writer Michael Connelly about his new collection of nonfiction crime stories Crime Beat.
banktoaster • apparently the marvelous legendary Mont Blanc ink refills also fit the plain & humble Bic G2 well almost. btw it makes a very fun read.
*George Washington inaugurated as first US president in 1789.