- The presenters for the 2012 South Dakota Festival of Books have been announced and you can now register for the event, Setp. 27-30 in Sioux Falls.
Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- What Can Happen to You When You Read (“The other thing that happens when you’re a reader is that your hunger to read more is voracious.”)
- The Insidious Legacy of the “Andy Griffith Show” Theme (“What’s insidious about both TV themes is the efficiency with which they turn jazz into jingles and how, through the effect of endless repetition—show after show, week after week, year after year—they deaden the listener’s ears to the value of the music’s sources.”) (via)
- Books published over the past 50 years show an increasing use of words and phrases that reflect an ethos of self-absorption and self-satisfaction.
- Carl Sagan’s reading list
- Conspiracy theories are all fun and games until you become the subject of one.
Contrary to [Lance] Armstrong’s apparent belief, pleadings filed in the United States District Courts are not press
releases, internet blogs, or pieces of investigative journalism.
U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks, Armstrong v. Tygart, July 9, 2012