Friday Follies 3.9

French riot police are threatening a strike over fundamental legal principles: the “right to drink alcohol with our food”, even while on duty. (via)

Judge guts gut feeling defense.

If you open your appellate brief challenging a rape conviction by quoting Mike Tyson spouting an obscenity, you are off on the wrong foot.

Hey, Festus, […]

Book Review: Enigmatic Pilot by Kris Saknussemm

Perhaps book reviewers are meant to relegate themselves to commenting on what’s inside a book. Yet there are times the publishing process plays a role in a book. Unfortunately, that process damages Kris Saknussemm’s latest novel, Enigmatic Pilot: A Tall Tale Too True. (Full disclosure: Saknussemm is a “Facebook Friend” of mine but I know […]

Weekend Edition: 4-16

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

9 Things The Rich Don’t Want You To Know About Taxes (“As millions of Americans prepare to file their annual taxes, they do so in an environment of media-perpetuated tax myths.”) (via)

Bookish Linkage

It’s nice to see I’m not the only one who doesn’t get the fascination with […]

A library story about an old, influential friend

It’s National Library Week so I would feel remiss if I didn’t do more than simply take note of it. The theme this year is “Create Your Own Story @ Your Library” but I’m actually going to go back to an old (and increasingly older) one.

This picture is of a place where a deep […]

Poor little Tango returns to top spot

And Tango Makes Three has returned to the top spot in the American Library Association’s top 10 most frequently challenged books of 2010.

The children’s book, published in 2005, has been on the ALA’s s an award-winning children’s book about the true story of two male Emperor Penguins hatching and parenting a baby chick at […]