January 29th, 2010


a window into obsessive reading

So every now and then, I decide to look something up, and then get stuck reading up on whatever topic for the next couple hours. I suspect this is a dis-ease of our generation, what with the Wikipedias and the Googles and the like.

So, for a gaming project, I was trying to remember the name of the suspect in Bendis's Torso. Which is how I found out that I loaned out my copy of the graphic novel at some point, and it's gone missing.* So I hit up the internet and then I'm glued to the screen reading all about it for a good long while. Whoo doggy. A captive of my obsession of the hour.

* - This happens all the time, and I am totally cool with it. Books and DVDs are supposed to migrate in this fashion. I'd like to get it back eventually, but by that same token, I am sure I have a pile of borrowed media from other people here too.


O'Connor, intelligence, and the filibuster

* Justice O'Connor on how the campaign finance ruling will turn judges into political figures.
* "The problem with U.S. intelligence is that it knows too much - and understands too little."
* A new role for the American military in Haiti.
* "The Democrats seem not just helpless to deal with the crisis, but completely out of touch with the hardships that have fallen on so many Americans."
* Interesting: viewing the stimulus as urban renewal.
* Great read: multiplexer on the problems with the notional filibuster.
* Republicans unlikely to embrace the 'purity test.'
* The three Facebook settings every user should check now.