Loon of the Week
Yes, a new category! I remain amazed at the amount of craziness in the United States — and the election is over! Thus, the inaugural edition of
Asshat Loon of the Week.
- Eugene Delgaudio wants you to know that the TSA agents doing enhanced pat-downs “may well be a practicing homosexual secretly getting pleasure” from doing so.
Blog Headline(s) of the Week
One lawsuit leads to both of this week’s winners:
- Monet Parham-Lee Is A Bad Parent. Monet Parham-Lee Is A Weakling. Monet Parham-Lee Blames McDonalds For Her Weakness, And Her Poor Parenting Skills. Monet Parham-Lee Is A Liar, Or At Least Deceptive. And Monet Parham-Lee Is A Bad Person. (I’m just saying what it says and don’t know Monet from Renoir.)
- More succinctly: McDonald’s sued for enticing children to eat poison while their dumbass parents stand by and watch
Blog Line of the Week
- Rain Taxi (a great book review with great t-shirts) is offering signed first editions and unique items at its annual online fundraising auction.
- The Morning News announces its 2011 Tournament of Books longlist. (I’ve read nine.)
- Finally, a really worthwhile end of the year book list concept: Talk turkeys: what were this year’s worst books?
- Is science fiction dying?
- The ACLU is studying science fiction to prepare for future threats to freedom.
- If you’ve read anything from Wikileaks, turn yourself in now. (via)
I do not regret the folly of my youth, but the timidity.
Mason Cooley, City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection