The Letters of Kingsley Amis. [via Robot Wisdom]
“Take this letter, to Philip Larkin, dated 10 May 1979:
‘Did I tell you that Martin is spending a year abroad as a TAX EXILE? Last year he earned £38,000. Little shit. Twenty-nine, he is. Little shit.'”
Government Will Require Meat Bacteria Tests.
“USDA officials say they do not plan to require systematic testing of meat products themselves…
In 1998, 2.5 percent of 3,547 samples checked nationwide tested positive for the bacterium.”
Encrypt your email!
Jon Katz, the author of ”Geeks” and the forthcoming ”Voices from the Hell Mouth,” compares agitation over e-mail to the Salem Witch Trials. ”Despite the impression of Columbine,” he said, ”violence among young people has been dropping over the past decade. It’s now at its lowest point since the 1920s.”
Katz added, ”People have the right to express violent fantasies. They have the right to be depressed. They don’t have to be civil or positive or constructive in their private e-mail.”