A lovely, cool, sun-drenched day is the perfect time for the first gaggle of quick hits and varia for the new academic year and the new blogging season.
- Dr. Seuss advertising Schaefer Beer in 1940.
- Congrats to University of North Dakota history alumna Amalia Stankavage Dillin for inking a publication contract for her fiction!
- Pallets are the key to the global economy (something a trip the Bakken Man Camps would certainly confirm) (via Richard Rothaus).
- The sight and sound of money out west from Aaron Barth.
- This is a pretty funny demonstration of what the internet can do if you have too much time on your hands.
- Here’s a nice 10th Birthday tribute to the revered Daring Fireball blog. It’s one of the few old-school, link-driven blogs that still produces.
- According to autofill: North Dakota is so cold, so flat, so windy, and so boring. Delaware is so business friendly, so small, so boring, and so popular for corporations.
- Ah, the Sixers. They plan to run the offense through Andrew Bynum, right after he gets back from an experimental procedure on his knee. Excellent.
- What I’m reading: M. Johnson, The Idea of Landscape. Blackwell 2007.
- What I’m listening too: Redd Kross, Researching the Blues.