Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Monday, May 24, 2010 10:26 pm

One of these things is not like the others

Filed under: Aiee! Teh stoopid! It burns! — Lex @ 10:26 pm
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Jerry Seinfeld, Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jonas Brothers, Dave Grohl, Jack White, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Herbie Hancock, and Corinne Bailey Rae will help the Library of Congress and President Obama honor Sir Paul McCartney on June 2.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 8:26 pm

History: Not always written by the winners

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 8:26 pm
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The Library of Congress acquires Twitter’s archives. All of them.

Saturday, September 26, 2009 8:31 am

Ban THIS, ya prigs

It’s Banned Books Week, today through Oct. 3. Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Library of Congress’s Center for the Book. It’s smackdown time for small-minded ninnies, an annual festival for driving Teh Stoopid into the darkest recesses of our culture.

I’m kind of a fan. Perhaps it shows. And I could go on about this, but I’ll leave you with just a couple of thoughts:

Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
— Alfred Whitney Griswold, New York Times, 24 February 1959

I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.
Jorge Luis Borges

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