Sunday, April 08, 2007

A couple of other funny links on Easter morning

A couple of other funny reads on this quiet Sunday Easter morn. I always forget how the world shuts down on Easter. Luckily, I remembered last night as we were walking into Zodiac - the very excellent new David Fincher film, and hit the HEB grocery before it closed at 1 am.

From the statesman by John Kelso:
Numskulls pilfer hooch, ditch camera

Stupidest stunt pulled so far this year by young folks in the state of Texas?

Right now I'd hand the trophy to those nine 18- to 22-year-old guys and gals who broke into Austin game maker Richard Garriott's property in the hills southwest of town, drank up his liquor, took pictures of themselves partying — and then left their digital camera behind. (more)

And from the the NYT Book Review - the TBR: Inside the List column by Dwight Garner:

Best-case scenario:

Gary Paulsen’s novel “Hatchet” (1987), about a 13-year-old boy who survives in the wilderness after a plane crash with nothing but a hatchet, has become a young-adult classic: the “Cast Away” of the preteen set. But “Hatchet” is only now making its first appearance on a Times best-seller list — because, it seems, the book helped save a life. According to the father of Michael Auberry, the 12-year-old Boy Scout who was lost in the North Carolina woods for four days last month, the book’s lessons stuck with his son and helped him survive. “I think he’d got some of that book in his mind,” Michael’s father told The Associated Press.

My kids just really, really, really hated Hatcher!

Now to get back to reading You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers which I promised a friend I'd read back in September. Cooking some Chicken Tortilla Soup in the afternoon. Then Sopranos and Entourage tonight. A perfect Sunday.

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