Weekend Edition 5-30

Observations and Announcements

Bob Schwartz evidently found political cold turkey a tough bird. Bob is now at South Dakota Humanist, which was added to the blogroll earlier this week. Love the new name, Bob.

I’m not going to do much, if anything, on the Sotomayor nomination other than to observe she’s been confirmed by the Senate twice already at the district and appeals court level. I will leave it to such sites as SCOTUSblog for closer and more informed coverage.

Achievement Awards

Blog headline of the week: GPS: A Divorce Lawyer’s Best Friend.

Bookish Linkage

Congrats to the University of Nebraska Press for being named 2008 Independent Publisher of the Year.

For your summer reading enjoyment, a list of summer reading lists. (Via.)

Nonbookish Linkage

Who needs the asinine Wheel of Justice on the local eyewitless news when you can Pick the Perp? (Via.)

The Madoff Map, which shows the location of all of fraudster Bernie Madoff’s victims, indicates there were just two in South Dakota. (Via.)

In speaking with French President Chirac in the run-up to the Iraq War, President Bush “wove a story about how the Biblical creatures Gog and Magog were at work in the Middle East and how they must be defeated.” What’s really sad is there is absolutely no reason to disbelieve this.

Hmmm, space porn.

Stupdity has a certain charm — ignorance does not.

Frank Zappa, The Real Frank Zappa Book

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