wednesday reading list

“I don’t own a cell phone or a pager. I just hang around everyone I know, all the time. If someone wants to get a hold of me, they just say ‘Mitch,’ and I say ‘what?’ and turn my head slightly.”

~ Mitch Hedberg

Before we let inept and myopic state politicians decide to do with the mountains of money BP must pay for the Gulf oil spill, let’s make some preparations to help prevent another catastrophe.

Got milk? You also might have some rat poison. How drinks we drink increasingly hold toxic chemicals.

In the world of Boston gangsters and their ongoing trials in court, James (Whitney) Bulger combats his old friend, John Martorano, about who’s a snitch and, as Maureen Dowd writes, how everyone is Judas.

Pascal Bruckner in the Chronicle Review likens environmental guilt trips to Marxian condemnation of capitalists and the Third-world’s of the West. Emily Eaken is left to comment on the ideas and the man who espouses them.

It’s a time for political comebacks and redemptions of the fallen self-righteous. Italy forgave Berlusconi (over and over). South Carolina forgave Mark Sanford. Here’s why Canada will quickly be forgiving its fraudulent, corrupt, crack-smoking mayors.

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