Random thoughts, incl Guy Fawkes, Wintergirls & Neeko

Do we teach about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 in American schools? Should we?

Remember, remember the fifth of November,

The gunpowder treason and plot,
I know of no reason
Why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.

And there is the great speech from V Is For Vendetta. My favorite quote, "Words will always retain their power."

LOOK! I buried the lead! WINTERGIRLS made the Publisher’s Weekly Best Books of 2009 list!

And from the Misc. List, Bookavore has a great idea for how to get the books you really want.

And the Office Mouse sends us to this video, because even though I loathe baseball, I love Philadelphia, and the city needs some extra hugs today.

Any rap song that can work in a reference to "Benjamin Franklin, 1776" is a good thing.