That’s right. Only one book-related links this week. Why? I attribute it to many of my usual sources being infatuated with Book Expo America this week, right after a three-day weekend. Or maybe I’m just more obtuse than normal this week.
Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- Denouncing the Classics (“…the current criteria for classics are more a matter of sociology than of aesthetics.”)
Extreme Overreaction of the Week
- Not only was a five-year-old kindergartner suspended for the rest of the school year for bringing an orange-tipped toy gun to school, school officials and police interrogated him for two hours without calling his parents, during which he wet his pants.
Lawsuit of the Week
- A married couple has sued a “prostitute-friendly” hotel in South Beach, Fla., because hookers there beat the wife up, believing she was “competition” for their business.
- The five most common insults and slogans of medieval rebels (one of which still is used frequently)
- One view of why Baby Boomers (my generation) are the most hated generation
- The secularist way of death
- The trip that lasts a lifetime: hallucinogen persisting perception disorder
There’s no depth to my shallowness.
Daniel Tosh, True Stories I Made Up