National Mustard Day

1305 – William Wallace, who led Scottish resistance to England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London for trial and execution.

birthday boys •
1850 –
Guy de Maupassant, French author (d. 1893)
1889 – Conrad Aiken, American writer (d. 1973)

net madness • Amazon has started selling grocery items, perishable ones at that: lettuce, grapes, tomatoes . . . and of course the net denizens are having a whale of a time reviewing items such as MILK.

mustsee tv •
Today the Exploratoratorium used Stanford University’s linear accelerator to aim an intense x-ray beam at the Archimedes Palimpsest to reveal the original Greek text. Video includes the history of the Archimedes Palimsest.

foodies in the hot zone • from NPR’s Weekend America – Chef/Author Anthony Bourdain was in Lebanon shooting a segment when the boming started trapping him and his crew.

peer to peer bookselling • Scott Brown’s FineBooks Blog posted a nifty YouTube video advertisement for a direct student book exchange.

quick n dirty • Someone has loaded a set of DIY Notebook instructions on, it’s not pretty but you can cobble together some signatures and a cover to make a passable notebook.

cookies • the Romance Writers of America’s have announced the 2006 RITA awards.

banktoaster • You can read a page a day of Samuel Pepys Diary or James Joyce’s Ulysses, now you can read Da Vinci’s Notebooks one page a day – via RSS feed.

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