Endnotes and dicta

  • Although I haven’t checked extensively, so far one of the better analyses of the Padilla indictment I’ve seen in the blogosphere is at
  • From Tuesday’s WaPo (registration required…or BugMeNot):

    The Library of Congress is launching a campaign today to create the World Digital Library, an online collection of rare books, manuscripts, maps, posters, stamps and other materials from its holdings and those of other national libraries that would be freely accessible for viewing by anyone, anywhere with Internet access.

  • I’ve always found NPR’s revival of “This I Believe” somewhat hokey. Leave it to Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller fame) to liven it up Monday morning with “I Believe There Is No God.” I fully anticipate the comment lines and e-mail in boxes at NPR have been busy ever since.
  • A collection of poems written in 1960 by a college student named Robert Zimmerman, not much later known as Bob Dylan, sold for $78,000 at an auction of rock and pop memorabilia. (Via Blog of a Bookslut).
  • The UK-based has an interesting article analyzing the copyright lawsuit pending in Britain over Dan Brown’s bestselling The Da Vinci Code.
  • While I’m not that fanatic, I find it interesting that the costume designer from Firefly is auctioning off some of the costumes from the series, purportedly to fund her kids’ education. (Via Big Dumb Object). Wonder what Fox and/or Joss Whedon may think of that? And perhaps this is an appropriate time to note that as of this posting the DVD of Serenity, scheduled for release on Dec. 20, is No. 14 in DVD sales at Amazon while Firefly is No. 16.

Believing there’s no God means I can’t really be forgiven except by kindness and faulty memories. That’s good; it makes me want to be more thoughtful. I have to try to treat people right the first time around.

Penn Jillette, I Believe There Is No God

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