Weekend Edition: 10-17

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As indicated by the new graphic in the right sidebar, this blog was one of about 50 selected to become new members of 9rules, a collection of blogs providing “the best content from the independent web.”

You may (or maybe not) have noticed the absence of Midweek Music Moment for a couple weeks. It isn’t that there isn’t anything to write about, it’s just that I’ve felt like some are appearing just to be posted rather than me devoting the time to write well about the subject. Thus, it will become an intermittent feature, perhaps monthly.

Blog Headline of the Week

Amazon Same Day Delivery: Will You Ever Leave The House Again?

Worthwhile Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Scott H. gives us a partial list of people and things that need to go away. And, as a bonus, he opines on his most hated bands/artists.

The lost pleasure of browsing for books. (“I do not understand how one can buy clothes without trying them on, and as for books, the individual book should seduce and inspire you to buy it.”)

The Large Haldron Collider isn’t working because the future doesn’t want it to.

Does the Brain Like E-Books?

Bookish Linkage

What?!?! A new Vonnegut collection? Why was I not previously informed?

If you didn’t gather it from one of the links above, the New York Review of Books has a blog.

Another twist on the “let’s do/not do something for a year and then write a book about it.” This one is not buying books and instead reading what’s already on your shelves. Perhaps I’ll start by not buying that book.

Why we should keep reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which turned 30 this week.

Nonbookish Linkage

If you thought blogs were bad, here come “lifelogs.”

National Geographic has an online map of nearly 200 solar, lunar and interplanetary exploratory missions in the solar system over the past 50 years. (Via.)

A combo delight: space and Earth pr0n.

Finally, something for you to ponder when you think of Lou Dobbs and the rest of the anti-immigrant crowd. The first six Nobel Prize winners announced last week were American citizens — four of them were immigrants. . (Via.)

New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.

Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle

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