I have stuff stacking up. And I’ll never get around to any of it if I force myself to make a new post for each of them, but I wanna pass ‘em along anyway…

Telegraph Blogs – Toby Harnden: American Way: The shallow anti-Americanism of the ‘I am Troy Davis’ crowd

Retronaut – CYNTHIA, 1932

Spectator – The great euro swindle

99% – 25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer

When George Plimpton asked Ernest Hemingway what the best training for an aspiring writer would be in a 1954 interview, Hem replied, “Let’s say that he should go out and hang himself because he finds that writing well is impossibly difficult. Then he should be cut down without mercy and forced by his own self to write as well as he can for the rest of his life. At least he will have the story of the hanging to commence with.”

Heh.