A many things post, a day early, simply because the links were stacking up and I have nothing more pressing for show-and-tell:
* David Sedaris on the Stadium Pal.
* Vote Silly in 2008: Michael Palin for President.
* For other children of the 1970s, how many of you remember reading lots of books about economic hard times? I also remember reading a gazillion books about broken families and families of choice. Which poses the larger question - maybe children's literature is the best way to figure out what is going on in any given culture at any given time?
* Even though I should know better, I can't resist The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Yes, I am ashamed.
* An inspired use for soiled disposable diapers.
* Athletes and Celiac Disease, from the NYT.
* Sock My Punks. This just seems like a project the knitting community ought to jump on.
* The Palin button I need. (NSFW if your workplace frowns on adult language.)
* This is really for my Dad (and anyone else, really, who likes sharp writing): Christopher Hitchens on America the Banana Republic.
* Why it's always easily to blame the uterus and not the society, no matter what the data might tell you.
* This dress is made of awesome.
* Why did I not know about Strange Maps? Now that I do, thanks to Justine L., I feel all swoony. Here's two examples -- one involves sweet tea** and one involves words for fizzy drinks*** -- that will tell you why I swoon.
** I had no idea such a thing existed until we moved to Texas and were offered a choice between sweet and non by our good friends from Alabama. It was also from them that I learned what a biscuit should taste like. A revelation, really.
*** Every semester I talk about slang/jargon with my Comm students and use the mid-South's tendency to call all sodas a "Coke" as an example. I then explain that you're then asked what kind of Coke you want, which could be a Sprite or Dr. Pepper or RC. My students never believe me. Now I have proof!