Weekend Edition: 3-1

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • Life after Guantanamo prison (“I stopped strangers on the street in Kabul and other provinces of Afghanistan to ask if they had heard of Manhattan or the World Trade Centre. Few of them had. But all of them knew about Guantanamo.”)
  • An Unthinkably Modern Miracle (“Like poverty or climate change, medicine in this country has grown well beyond our abilities to fully understand it, much less manage it.”)

Blog Headline of the Week

Adding Your Two Cents Moment of the Week

  • A California man was arrested for interrupting a U.S. Supreme Court argument to announce, “Money is not speech.” (Lawyers beware. He was arrested under a statute that bans a “harangue” in the Supreme Court building.)

Most Aberrant Crime of the Week

  • Two men were arrested in New York as one was trying to film the other having sex with a cow — while covered in Jello

Best Internet KO of the Week Year

Bookish Linkage

Nonbookish Linkage

When the situation is hopeless, there’s nothing to worry about.

Edward Abbey, The Monkey Wrench Gang

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