Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- Perpetual War And America’s Military-Industrial Complex 50 Years After Eisenhower’s Farewell Address (“The new military-industrial complex is fuelled by a conveniently ambiguous and unseen enemy: the terrorist.”)
- Pages Ain’t Nothing But a Number (or, Let’s All Stop Judging People by How Much They Read) (“If someone reads fewer books than you do, it does not make them less intelligent than you. It does not even make them a worse reader. If someone reads different types of books than you do, it doesn’t make them a bad reader, either. It just means they are a different human being than you.”)
Blog Headline of the Week
Lawsuit of the Week
- A pimp convicted of stomping on a customer’s face is suing Nike for failing to warn him that the shoes could constitute a dangerous weapon
- A 26-year-old man is suing the maker of Close-up toothpaste, saying its ads are false and deceptive because it hasn’t helped him attract women with fresh smelling breath
Woo-woo of the Week
- An Brazlian psychologist published a journal article on “psychological phenomena” she’s perceived in dead people, “including evidence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in murdered people.”
- With today being A.A. Milne’s birthday, it’s worth revisiting the Canadian Medical Association Journal article on the psychiatric pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood
- Should we teach nonfiction books to high school students instead of novels?
- Twenty-eight percent of Americans read an e-book in 2013 but half of us have a either a tablet or an e-reader for reading electronic content
- This week’s bookish lists: 50 novels guaranteed to make you a better person; six books banned because of their political views; lengthy novels worth the time Your Time
- When it comes to drinking coffee, the U.S. lags behind
- The monk’s guide to fasting
- What’s this mindfulness everyone is talking about?
We can’t all, and some of us don’t. That’s all there is to it.
Eeyore, A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh