Two days worth of sundry links, in convenient bullet form:
- As if we needed another reason to love Barack Obama: in this write-up in Slate, read about his remarkably reasonable view of religion and the role it plays in politics and daily life.
- The Kama Sutra of Reading: smart, sexy, and adorable.
- Western Union refuses to transfer money to people named Mohammed. This is one of the few anti-terror measures I’ve encountered which is actually more foolish than the random search. Pakistani Qadir Khan is quoted as saying: “Every Mohammed is a terrorist now?” Yes, Mr. Kahn, especially the Prophet.
- Ever wanted to be a Jedi? You can practice with this Flash game. Once you’ve mastered the practice droid, well… um… what’s next… attacking the Death Star in and X-Wing? Sadly, that’s in another game.
Like the rest of you, I love things that make boring, mundane aspects of life look lovely. Presently, I’m loving these stylized barcodes.
Another superb list: rateyourmusic.com’s The 100 Worst Album Covers EVER. I was pleased to see my musical nemesis, The Rolling Stones, check in at number 3 for this gruesome monstrosity:
Nice pants, Mick.