Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck (“If you find yourself consistently giving too many fucks about trivial shit that bothers you … chances are you don’t have much going on in your life to give a legitimate fuck about. And that’s your real problem.”) (This piece also has the benefit of perfect artwork, which was immediately added to the Curmudgeon’s Gallery)
- Running amok (“…it appears that the most important risk factors aren’t those that set mass murderers apart from the rest of us; instead, they are simply appropriated from culturally sanctioned patterns of aggression.”)
Blog Headline of the Week
- Is there anything wrong with reading half a book?
- Even if Hitler is the author, “banning books is always wrong.”
- Looks like Voltaire is a bestselling author again
- Life with insomnia and a Kindle
- Bookish Lists: evidently big snowstorms in the northeast require more than one list on what to read during a blizzard; book recommendation for
porn“adult entertainment” stars; 10 best books about returning from war; 2014 U.S. book sales by category
- How the cult of the Constitution may prevent America from solving its problems
- Why it’s so hard to see our own typos
- Have we become what we hate?
- Why free speech is fundamental
- Why do we itch?
- Dealing with hypersomnia
The supposed right of intolerance is absurd and barbaric. It is the right of the tiger; nay, it is far worse, for tigers do but tear in order to have food, while we rend each other for paragraphs.
Voltaire, A Treatise on Toleration