Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- Politico-psychopathology (“Not that politicians and pundits are mentally ill in a clinical sense, but politics in American national life today can only be presented in pathological form. Politics no longer involves the public use of reason; it is instead a matter of psychopathology…”) (via)
- On Cursing (“There is something about cursing well…about knowing how to deploy curse words to maximum effectiveness…that speaks volumes about your position in the larger scheme of things.”)
Blog Line/Comment of the Week
- “You could not be more full of shit here if someone reversed the polarity on your enema bag.”
- Science confirms the obvious: reading is good for your brain (via)
- The PEN America Center is again designating September as Banned Books Month and is posting daily about it. The 30th Banned Books Week runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6 this year.
- More than half the buyers of “young adult books” are 18 or older, with the largest proportion aged 30 to 44. And 78 percent of the time they are buying the books for their own reading. (via)
- Who inherits your digital library? (via)
- The 2012 Man Booker shortlist was announced. As seems usual, I’ve not read any.
- And the Man Booker shortlist leads Ann Dumant to look at the proliferation of book awards. (via)
- An informative post for my non-hockey friends (which would be most of them).
- Is Bob Dylan a poet? (via)
- Feds say filing court brief with 12-point font is “extremely prejudicial to the United States.”
- With exorcism booming in Poland, Roman Catholic priests have joined forces with a publisher to launch what they claim is the world’s first monthly magazine focused exclusively on chasing out the devil. (via)
- Perhaps my long held view that “none of the above” needs to be on every the ballot is catching on. (via)
- Whoa, dude. Are we inside a computer right now? (via)
I never change, I simply become more myself.
Joyce Carol Oates, Solstice