Weekend Edition: 11-20

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

Books Do Furnish a Civilization (“Public libraries remain one of the great democratic institutions.”)

QAnon Droppings

Don’t worry, RFK Jr. will be here

But What About the Templars?

The QAnon Shaman can use his prison term continuing to connect Freemasons, the Illuminati, the Skull & Bones society, MK-Ultra, alien […]

Weekend Edition: 11-13

Blog Headline of the Week

Only a Death-Row Prisoner Could Make the Supreme Court Skeptical of a Religious Freedom Claim

Legal Advice of the Week

Don’t call the members of a disciplinary committee “jokes of human excrement”

Nonbookish Linkage

Although not reference material for the legal advice, here’s the early history of human excreta To […]

Loco Lawsuits: Who taught you to drive a getaway car?

The best-laid plans — well, you should know the rest.

On June 17, 2007, Michael Espinosa, Angel Vertiz, and Kenneth Kirkwood, Jr. decided it would be a good idea to burgle a house in Riverside, Calif. They left the house in a car driven by Kirkwood. Police spotted them and, as happens in California, a […]

Weekend Edition: 11-6

Nonbookish Linkage

Sorry, time travel will be a one-way ticket A short history of the public restroom Merriam-Webster adds 455 words to its dictionary You never had Channel 37 because of astronomy

Bookish Linkage

DOJ says books matter National Book Critics Circle, of which I’m a member, will have a new award for books in […]

Weekend Edition: 10-30

Nonbookish Linkage

America‚Äôs worst right-wingers Shocking: belief in COVID-19 conspiracy theories linked to greater likelihood of contracting the virus Where demons come from “Skull blasting” was a means of creating more relics out of one skull The internet and social media have moved witchcraft online

Bookish Linkage

What causes the smell of old books? A […]