- Tomorrow’s first annual Do Nothing But Read Day ranks with Festivus on the list of days that need to be declared offical holidays. (Via.)
Blog Headlines of the Week
Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- The U.S. Congress And The ‘Kind Of Blue’ Blues
- Why your boss is incompetent
- How Less TV Changes Your Day (Via.)
Assorted End of the Year/Decade Lists
- Regret The Error brings us its 2009 Crunks.
- While it’s not a CJR compilation, here’s one shot at the 50 funniest headlines of 2009. Tasers seem to inspire hilarity for some reason
- Noughtyisms: the best words of the decade
- Going meta: the ultimate best books list. (And to keep my streak intact, I’ve read a grand total of one of the books.)
- The decade’s best unread books.
- Top 10 astronomy pictures of 2009.
- Hard to believe this could happen next year: a U.S. city of nearly 250,000 and the nearest bookstore 150 miles away. (Via.)
- My former RCJ compatriot Tim Giago looks at the 40th anniversary of Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.
- The British Library is teaming up with the BBC to digitize their archives. The library’s collection exceeds 150 million items collected over 250 years. (Via.)
- The annual Tournament of Books has, for the first time, announced its longlist. I’ve read three and another three have been on and off my “I should read that” list this year.
- You can’t speed read literature
- I saw Jesus shooting Santa Clause last night. (Via.)
- God is a hard act to follow. Who’da thunk that might cause a bit of controversy?
- Meanwhile, there’s always Christianity’s family jewels. (Via.)
- Behind The Net says “the growth of the USHL is the most significant success story in the history of American hockey.” (Via.)
- And what do you do with a bat at a USHL game? Kill it.
I like the word “indolence.” It makes my laziness seem classy.