- There’s an interesting discussion of Jesus and the Gospel — What Really Happened? at Slate’s “the breakfast table.”
- New urban legend or frightening reminder of Bush’s America? It is unclear whether a U Mass-Dartmouth student was visited by Homeland Security agents because he checked out a copy of Mao’s “Little Red Book” via interlibrary loan.
- Self-promotion: My generally unkind Blogcritics review of Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us was selected as an “Editors’ Pick of the Week” at that site, the second such pick in as many weeks.
- It appears Firefly creator Joss Whedon is saying the tale is at an end, meaning the Serenity movie (released on DVD this week and currently #1 in DVD sales at Amazon) may be the last installment. There is some dispute about this, though. (Via SFSignal).
- Interesting fact of the week. The judge who issued the blistering opinion in the intelligent design case was appointed by — wait for it — none other than Dubya. When is this administration going to stop appointing all these “liberal activist” judges to the bench?
A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear
John Lennon, “Happy Christmas (War is Over)”