Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Update: I've added Wall $treet Folly to the Economics and Fionance section of "The Ever-Evolving List of Links" post (click on "All Links" in the sidebar). Like Dealbreaker it takes a detailed look at the Wall Street subculture.

Harry's official site.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Books for Hard Times

as listed by Heather Mallick. She ends her column with a recommendation of The Long Emergency.

"For people thinking farther ahead – and that's everyone who has read this far; haven't you learned that it can still get worse? – read The Long Emergency, James Howard Kunstler's book on surviving in the years ahead when the global economic collapse will make us nostalgic for crises that are possible to solve. If you don't read it, just remember one thing. Never buy a condo above the sixth floor. When the electricity grid gets dodgy, you won't want to climb 54 storeys to get home.

As gloomy as it might sound, I didn't say I would provide false comfort. The truth is comforting. You know where you are with the truth."

Mallick also remembers watching this cartoon when she was five.

Degrassi: Season Eight

All about Degrassi's eighth season here, with spoilers, character bios, etc.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Why Blogs are Useful

"[O]ne of the excellent functions of blogs: to bring people with affinities into contact who would otherwise not be accessible to each other."--Aunty Hattie, 16 October 2008

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Not All That

Michael Berube's back (I never knew he was gone), and though he's been called "the best blogger of all", Louis Proyect makes it abundantly clear he never thought Berube was all that.