- My Sweet 16 started yesterday. I watched three NCAA Division I hockey games, have all or parts of five other games on my schedule for today and another two tomorrow (both will have to be DVRed because I will be at the Stampede game during the first one and don’t want to learn the score watching the second one live). Of course, as my extremely tolerant wife says, there are far worse obsessions.
- As sort of a delayed update, The Daily Cartoonist is compiling a list of the newspapers that pulled or took other action on the Doonesbury comic strips on the Texas law requiring a woman seeking an abortion to undergo a transvaginal ultrasounds. As you may recall, the local daily censored one day of the series. (via)
- There has been a “drastic increase in the death rate of words.”
- George Orwell reviews Mein Kampf. (via)
- A flowchart to determine if you are reading the “right” book.
- This is your brain on fiction.
- Cheerios puts six million children’s books inside cereal boxes.
- Complaints monks scribbled in the pages of illuminated manuscripts
- The best worst books of our time
- An infographic on the renewed interest in dystopian fiction.
- How the Universe works
- Lifeboats may be the most dangerous things on a cruise ship.
- Your pets want to hear “species-specific music”
- “A new study has discovered a direct link between the number of friends you have on Facebook and how much of a ‘socially disruptive narcissist‘ you are.” I am stunned, I tell you, just stunned.
Never underestimate the power of denial.
Ricky Fitts (Wes Bentley), American Beauty