- As for my weekend, let’s leave it at saying Herman’s Hermits groupies (several years older than me) are not a pretty sight.
Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- Why We Love the Porn of War (“Really, there isn’t much of a distinction left between porn and snuff, between selling sex and selling death, between the world’s desire to see a dead person dragged through the street by a hooting mob and the media’s desire to give us what we want no matter what it is.”) (via)
Blog Headline of the Week
- I presume some of you will be happy to learn that “reading on the toilet is widespread, alleviates boredom, and is ultimately harmless.” The study doesn’t answer whether a book will be flagged following such use.
- A former librarian in Britain says liberals there are fighting to keep libraries open out of condescension to the less fortunate and guilt from not using them.
- Read about the dangers of NFO.
- The British Library putting Amazon links in its online catalog has drawn a bit of fire.
- The Booker and Not the Booker.
- Germany cities are placing “public bookshelves” on the streets, where people can take any book on the shelf, as well as leave behind any book.
- A Kickstarter fundraiser is underway for a documentary on Terry Kath, perhaps my favorite guitar player.
I dream things I can’t say
Or I’ll get put away
Terry Kathy, “An Hour in the Shower: Fallin’ Out,” Chicago III