Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- Consider the context (“A book symbolises the whole intellectual history of mankind; it’s the greatest weapon ever devised in the war against stupidity.”)
- Quack Prophet (“Whether it’s the Dead Sea Scrolls or Finnegan’s Wake, there’s a long literary history of taking the garbled and the fragmented and looking for lucid meaning beneath.”) (via)
- It looks like the Books-A-Million store in Rapid City will be opening early next month. I was actually kind of disappointed it wasn’t open when I drove by it last weekend.
- Amazon’s purchase of The Book Depository has been cleared by British regulators.
- A quiz to help you if you don’t know if you own a Kindle. (via)
- Which method of reading is better for you — ebook or text? (via)
- A “read-nest” sounds interesting but it looks like it just doesn’t have enough shelves. (via)
- What’s the McRib made of, anyway? (“The absence of any detectable ‘rib’ is what gives the unnutritious mush its ‘quirky sense of humor,’ says Marta Fearon, McDonald’s U.S. marketing director.”) (via)
- If the land in the U.S. were divided like its wealth (via)
- Governing by the Happiness Index
- The cold war between the NHL and the KHL (via)
- Why Is This Cargo Container Emitting So Much Radiation?(via)
- The Iceman’s autopsy (via)
A man who can laugh, if only at himself, is never really miserable.
H.L. Mencken, Minority Report