idiot alert • and the war on terror continues. . . . A 10-year-old Hilton Head Island boy has been suspended from school for having a broken pencil sharpener. now can some one tell me how all this overreaction makes us safer?
worth hearing • NPR’s On Point: Retracing the journey of “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” on its fortieth anniversary.
MUST read • from NYT essay by Mick Sussman and ‘the Attack of the Megalisters’
have a cookie • Don’t forget to buy your Hydrox cookies while they are still on the shelves – I bought some and I don’t even eat cookies. Mostly I bought them in support for all those Hydroxies who petitioned Kellogs and co for years to bring back the damn things. On one hand we have thousands of more products on the store shelves, but somehow we have a narrower selection. If a product isn’t the market leader or a low quality clone, it becomes scarce or extinct all together.
sotto voce • NYT OP-Ed “Blizzard of Lies”by Paul Krugman….“This year, however, the McCain campaign keeps making assertions that anyone with an Internet connection can disprove in a minute, and repeating these assertions over and over again.”