Some things we found interesting lately:
Thomas Friedman: "We simply cannot go on being as dumb as we wanna be."
Insurgent presidential candidate Ron Paul, on the fallout from his campaign having raised $4 million online in a single day: "It's kind of sad, but the money is what has given us credibility, not the authenticity of the ideas."
I'm apparently not the only Boomer who fondly recalls the classic TV private-I show Mannix.
From the L.A. Lakers' blog: "Does anyone else harbor the dream of letting Kobe walk and bringing in Lebron?"
Montana-based novelist and essayist supreme Walter Kirn thinks travel writer "Paul Theroux is the thinking man's James Michener."
Here's Harvey Pekar's next book project, an unlikely comic book exploration of the Sixties radical group Students for a Democratic Society. Perhaps he'll finally stop whining about how hard it is to make a living? Don't hold your breath.