- I was shocked to read in the local daily Thursday that not only did the Senate Intelligence Committee meet behind closed doors to discuss efforts to expand the Patriot Act, but “the text of the bill remains secret.” Seems to be something fundamentally wrong with the concept that legislation affecting all Americans can be secret.
- Marylaine Block is a “librarian without walls” who also keeps track of Neat New Stuff she finds on the web. Among this week’s entries are: 11 Steps to a Better Brain and a USGS guide to the geographic distribution of major hazards (tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, etc.) in the US.
- Ever wonder who writes the fortunes in your fortune cookies? (Via Arts & Letters Daily).
- Another view of If Watergate Happened Now.
But if everyone was happy
There’d never be a love song
Harry Nilsson, “Joy,” Son of Schmilsson