December 8th, 2006




In which Scott Adams asks why, if the internet and television and whatnot is so harmful to minors, we don't see special treatment facilities for children harmed by watching them. Also, he postulates that getting hit by a car is less damaging to children than swear words, since we allow children to ride bicycles, but don't allow them to hear cursing.

My book haul

In no particular order:

My Life / Bill Clinton

State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration / James Risen

What Jesus Meant / Garry Wills

War Trash / Ha Jin

Uncivil Seasons: A Novel / Michael Malone

The Truth (with jokes) / Al Franken

Overcoming Law / Richard Posner

Limitations / Scott Turow

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It / Michael E. Gerber

Armchair Economist: Economics And Everyday Experience / Steven E. Landsburg

Lying Awake / Mark Salzman

Micromotives and Macrobehavior / Thomas C. Schelling

When We Were Orphans: A Novel / Kazuo Ishiguro

Sun of Suns: Virga, Book 1 (Virga) / Karl Schroeder

Cherry / Mary Karr

Beyond Fear / Bruce Schneier

Nature Girl / Carl Hiaasen

Silk Road to Ruin: Is Central Asia the New Middle East? / Ted Rall

The Articles of Confederation

Ultimate Soup Bible / Anne Sheasby

Louisa May Alcott: Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys / Louisa May Alcott

Never Let Me Go / Kazuo Ishiguro

Essays on the Great Depression / Ben S. Bernanke

Gorky Park / Martin Cruz Smith

Starship: Pirate / Mike Resnick

The Physics of Superheroes / James Kakalios

A Case of Two Cities / Qiu Xiaolong

Hyperion / Dan Simmons


Jingle Bells

The building manager lives across from me. He put up a wreath on his door. The wreath plays Jingle Bells whenever someone walks down the hallway.