Getting everything together for the big roundtable this Friday is keeping me fairly busy, so it's just links tonight.
* Sad news: Eve Sedgwick has died.
* Matt Yglesias luxuriates in the deliciousness of Richard Burr's low approval ratings. So say we all.
* 'Pentagon Prioritizes Pursuit Of Alternative Fuel Sources.' With the military-industrial complex at our back, we can't fail!
* St. Augustine vs. the pirates.
In the "City of God," St. Augustine tells the story of a pirate captured by Alexander the Great. The Emperor angrily demanded of him, "How dare you molest the seas?" To which the pirate replied, "How dare you molest the whole world? Because I do it with a small boat, I am called a pirate and a thief. You, with a great navy, molest the world and are called an emperor." St. Augustine thought the pirate's answer was "elegant and excellent."* The mutants walk among us: 'Woman has developed an imaginary, but useful, third arm.'
* New fiction on the way from the late, great Kurt Vonnegut.
* 7 (Crazy) Civilian Uses for Nuclear Bombs. What could possibly go wrong?
* Can poetry save the Earth?