Weekend Edition: 7-25

South Dakota Blogosphere Bulletin Board

The recording industry brings down a post by Ken Blanchard. And then recording companies wonder why they’re despised. (Of course, I first had to get over my initial reaction.)

Mother Nature Network recognizes Rebecca of Flying Tomato Farms (hmmm, sounds like a potential book title to me) as one of its 40 Farmers Under 40. She’s number 39. (Via Cory.)

Blog Headline of the Week

Jesus H. Christ, Houston, we’re on the &*!!@# moon!

Bookish Linkage

Ed gives us a 2009 edition of a book blogger taxonomy. I’m glad he says it’s “by no means complete” as I don’t think I fall into any of the categories (although I do somewhat fear the Caped Crusader monker — and should perhaps fear more knowing what category I’m actually in).

Ten books that should be removed from the literary canon(s).

Lifehacker presents a Bookworm’s Guide to the Lifehacker Galaxy.

I generally don’t go into chain stores so was surprised to see that “Target has been building itself into a tastemaker for books.” That also prevents me from commenting on the taste it is spreading.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is starting an effort to ensure that Google Books has a strong privacy policy.

Nonbookish Linkage

John Thune’s whacky gun plan” puts the state and Sioux Falls in not so favorable light. But then, these are whacky East Coast Commie Pinko Liberals complaining, right? (Via Denise.)

John Stewart is the nation’s most trusted newscaster — even in South Dakota. Hey, it’s from Time magazine so it’s got to be true. (Via.)

A beserk groundhog” evidently mistook a man — and two cops — for Bill Murray (in Caddyshack, not Groundhog Day). (Via.)

Apple has approved a new iPhone app called “Cannabis” that uses Google maps to show you where to buy medical marijuana.

The Big Picture takes us to the longest solar eclipse of the century.

A collection of space pron.

Writing turns you into somebody who’s always wrong. The illusion that you may get it right someday is the perversity that draws you on.

Philip Roth, American Pastoral

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