Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- What Michael Did (“Imagine emerging from a psychotic breakdown and realizing you’ve killed your mother, or your child, or your spouse.”)
- All The Fucks I Give (“The fact that I swear indicates nothing about how I was born or raised or educated. It speaks instead of the fact that I am angry.”)
- Post-operative check (“I’ve never seen someone lose their carotid pulse.”)
Blog Line of the Week
- …you still have to worry, a little bit, when someone talks about Internet Things in terms of Things That Were Big During the Cleveland Presidency.
Legal Ruling of the Week
- The term “explosion” in a condo owner’s insurance policy “does not include a decomposing body’s cells explosively expanding, causing leakage of bodily fluids.”
Most Interesting Legal Defense of the Week
- A 58-year-old British man says he escaped from a minimum security prison because he couldn’t stand listening to rap music on his cell block day and night
- Who’s Fiona and why is she managing my Kindle?
- Two Boise high school students raised money to give away almost 300 copies of Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian after their school board voted to remove it from the school’s curriculum following a complaint by the grandparent of a student at the school
- Is “literary fiction” just clever marketing?
- SF authors are shaping our future
- The first Young Readers South Dakota Festival of Books will be held Sept. 25 at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota in Brookings and feature two-time Newbery Medal winner Kate Dicamillo
- Bookish lists: finalists for the Hugo Awards and the 1939 Retro-Hugo Awards; 15 books you can read in a week
- Recent studies suggest that around 40 per cent of patients thought to be in a vegetative state actually are aware
- A Texas prosecutor ponders when to ask for the death penalty
- Is philosophy obsolete?
- How to rebuild civilization
- Growing up in a fundamentalist cult
Better bring your own redemption when you come
Jackson Browne, “Barricades of Heaven”