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Monday, November 26, 2007

...wait, wrong one.




You're Cat's Cradle!

by Kurt Vonnegut

You believe quite firmly that free will deserted you long ago and far away. As a result, it's hard to take responsibility for anything. Even though you show great potential as a leader of a small 3rd world country, the choices are all made ahead of time. You're rather fond of games involving string. Your fear of nuclear weaponry is trumped only by your fear of ice.


Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Yes, I've got a short respite until I'm back in the academic diamond mines. And, like an absentee parent who shows up out of the blue once every other holiday, dispensing money and presents before disappearing for the next few milestones of your childhood, I leave you this...



Yes, that's them.

Via Warren Ellis

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Norman Mailer, Author and Social Critic, Dies at 84
Weekend Edition Saturday, November 10, 2007 · Norman Mailer, who burst on the literary scene in 1948 and published his most recent book just last month, died Saturday at the age of 84. Co-founder of the Village Voice, the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and the National Book Award, he was nonetheless a controversial figure who lived life large.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Because why should Vinnie the Loan Shark have all the fun?

Person-To-Person Lending Flourishes on Web
by Jessica Smith
Morning Edition November 2 2007 · Known as a nation of borrowers America at last count had a collective $2.5 trillion in consumer debt. But it could fast become a nation of lenders as Web sites that enable ordinary people to lend to each other flourish. Welcome to the era of coffee shop money lending. In a cafĂ© in Washington D.C. 31-year-old Kelly Vielmo stares at a laptop screen and browses a listing of people who want to borrow money. He has logged into his account at 'person-to-person' lending site Prosper.com.