A couple of days ago I did the Jeopardy Online Test. I most likely passed, but I’d be a damned sight happier if I hadn’t vapor locked on the Oscar Wilde question.
History tells us that when Europeans forget how to stop pursuing policies that have no chance of working, things get ugly. (Not that we don’t really suck too.)
Barack Obama’s choices to do his inaugural benedictions make me wonder if only awful preachers volunteer to do the job.
My love of history and my love of movies are both satisfied in this AV Club discussion of capturing history on film.
Literature is doomed. Has been for centuries.
Jacob Soll’s review of Ben Kafka’s book about paperwork’s meaning in the modern world. Yes, I am nerdy enough to think of this as a must read.