Wednesday, August 19, 2009


The problem with most of the people in the list The Quick 10: 10 People Who Hate Shakespeare is that they hate reading Shakespeare, which of course he never intended people to do. They're plays. They're meant to be seen. Reading Shakespeare as literature is a relatively recent and somewhat unfortunate development.


You may have seen my sister's pictures of the butter statues at the Iowa State Fair. Either way, check out another "Quick 10" from Mental Floss: The Quick 10: 10 Sculptures Made of Butter.


This was more topical last Friday, but I thought it was funny:

I saw it here. Originally here.

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In 1789, the governor of Australia granted land and some animals to James Ruse in an experiment to see how long it would take him to support himself. Within 15 months he had become self sufficient. The area is still known as Experiment Farm. This is my Experiment Farm to see how long it will take me to support myself by writing.