Weekend Edition: 12-21

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • Orwell in America (“Edward Snowden recognized two great Orwellian truths; first that liberty depends on millions of private lives kept private. …. Second, Snowden recognized that the War on Terror is no war and the quicker we drop the impossible abstraction of it all the better.”)

Legal Puzzler of the Week

Most Honest Person of the Week

  • When police stopped a California man driving a stolen truck, he told them he stole it because he had to get to court for an unrelated stolen vehicle case

Bookish Links

Nonbookish Linkage

We’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he’s gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse.

Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase), Christmas Vacation

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