Too many interesting things popping up so an early installment of linkage:
- The Observer comes up with a list of 15 web sites that changed the world. There’s only two I hadn’t heard of (both non-US oriented) and a couple I visit(ed) nearly every day, (Via Kottke.org Remaindered Links.)
- Why do I find the fact the U.S. State Department is praising science fiction slightly disconcerting. (Via SF Signal.)
- Even more disconcerting is the fact that a recent study of 34 nations finds the America ranks second to last in public acceptance of evolution. (Also via Kottke.org Remaindered Links.)
- Although I don’t generally follow it, the “longlist” for the 2006 Man Booker Prize has been announced.
- There’s an upcoming film on Jon Stewart running for President. Okay. It’s really Robin Williams playing a fake newscaster who does so but a guy can hope.
- Does this mean someone at Homeland Security has a shoe fetish? (Via Boing Boing.)
- Kurt Vonnegut tells Rolling Stone, “The game is lost.” Hopefully, the issue will be in my mailbox when I get home. (Via SF Signal.)
- Slate asks, “Why is George Bush reading Camus?“
The spectators laughed. And my lawyer, rolling up one of his sleeves, said with finality, “Here we have a perfect reflection of this entire trial: everything is true and nothing is true!”
Albert Camus, The Stranger