- Cephalopods take over linguistics. Enough said. Suckers!
- Martha Stewart has a new cookbook out, running half-a-kilopage. She or, rather, her ghostwriter(s) must be awfully verbose; her actual method is closer to "hire a bunch of recent graduates of hoity-toity 'culinary academies' and take credit for what they do... and abuse them mercilessly; that leaves more time for securities fraud, obstruction of justice, appearances on talk shows, and faux-country cow art" than to 500 pages of text and professional photographs.
- Continuing the culinary theme, youngest remora believes that local drivers are a chunky paté of chicken livers and recycled teenagers, because they vary incredibly between overcautious and suicidal... sometimes in the same bite.
- Finally on this subtheme, maybe there's a career opportunity in being the CEO's food-taster.
- Moving on to another part of the platter equally snarky, just different seasonings Professor Leiter asks blawggers to give the forthcoming US Snooze rankings all the respect they deserve. For any prospective law students reading this blawg: The single most-important factor for law schools has exactly zero weight in the US Snooze rankings the probability that students will emerge from those institutions with at least 90% of their ethics and humanity. There are two institutions traditionally in the top eight to ten US Snooze schools for which that is not only not a given, but it is positively difficult to arrange (even by emulating James Dean). You have been warned.
- Gee, maybe nondirected synthesis of life's building blocks isn't as unlikely as creationists-who-invoke-thermodynamics-without-understanding would like us to believe. What a shock: Religious nutcases have been quoting nature's scripture for the devil's work.
- Last, and far from least, this weekend's DVD viewing has been fortified with calendar-appropriate films. Which of those things isn't like the others?
And, on a brighter closing note...