Weekend edition: 12-20

Bulletin Board

Don’t forget. Tuesday is Festivus!!!!!

Bookish Linkage

The National Book Critics Circle has revamped its web site and blog.

The Words Without Borders staff picks their favorites of the year.

What I called scifi v. lifi is evidently now a trope — which can also be reversed.

Nonbookish Linkage

Create your own NPR podcast.

What Bob said.

The Big Picture has the year in photographs — don’t miss it.

Other than “south” and “dakota”, South Dakota’s congressional delegation likes to talk about energy, at least in the Congressional Record. (And it appears Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has a narrow vocabulary.)

Further proof that Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead. (Okay, so I’m old.)

But there’s fifteen feet of snow in the East
Colder then a welldigger’s ass

“Diamonds on My Windshield,” Tom Waits, The Heart of Saturday Night

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