- Mein Tanenbaum: Oh, that deep, gentle, soothing voice of Garrison Keillor, lulling us into a mid-day NPR coma every weekend, as he croons so sweetly and quaintly about those dirty, evil, nasty Jews.
Wait — what?!?
No, I'm not kidding. Here's the exact quote:
If you don't believe Jesus was God, OK, go write your own damn "Silent Night" and leave ours alone. This is spiritual piracy and cultural elitism, and we Christians have stood for it long enough. And all those lousy holiday songs by Jewish guys that trash up the malls every year, Rudolph and the chestnuts and the rest of that dreck. Did one of our guys write "Grab your loafers, come along if you wanna, and we'll blow that shofar for Rosh Hashanah"? No, we didn't.
This week's guests on A Prairie Home Companion: Bill O'Reilly, the KKK, and Santa Claus with his beard shaved down to a little Hitler mustache.
Book News Round-up:
- The Guardian offers its picks for the best unread books of the decade. The Guardian being a British publication, some of these titles may not be available in the States.
- January magazine tosses in a few of its own favorite unread books.
- Mashable.com looks at how six bloggers got book deals. Take notes, kids!
- How to hack a Nook.
- Borders says it isn't too late to catch up with Amazon and Barnes & Noble in the eBook game. And I say it isn't too late for Friendster to eclipse Facebook and Twitter as the new social media hub.
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