Weekend Edition: 8-3

Bulletin Board

  • Best wishes to Bob Mercer as he recovers from a health problem (and learned how good medical care is in SD)

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • Blinded by the war on terrorism (“Demanding zero risk of terrorism at home, moreover, makes it easier for terrorists to succeed. If the bar is set at zero, then a single successful attack means the terrorists have triumphed.”) (via)

Blog Headline of the Week

Blog Line of the Week

Why Even I Sometimes Hate Lawyers

Bookish Linkage

  • How online publishing impacts national libraries, such as the Library of Congress
  • Victoria Best ponders reading slumps
  • How important is Rexa Aslan’s Zealot? (I read it before the Fox News interview exploded and while it doesn’t break new ground I recommend it.)
  • London firefighters have linked increasing calls about people trapped in handcuffs to the popularity of “mummy porn

Nonbookish Linkage

My struggles with myself seldom reach aerobic level.

Mason Cooley

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