One of the great things about Thanksgiving is it's a chance for us to get out the silverware and dishes and cutlery and all that that we don't dare get out when it's just us eating because we haven't got near enough self-esteem to treat themselves to the good silverware. By the good silverware we mean the silverware that's somehow gotten tarnished even though it was definitely cleaned before it was put away last time, eleven months ago, in a series of individually custom-fitting plastic wrappers, from which it was untouched by human hands and even forgotten about for that whole stretch between April and late October. By the good dishes we mean the ones that are kind of small but have that fancy lining we're afraid is going to be scraped off by picking up whole-berry cranberries with the fork. By the cutlery we're pretty sure we mean something. By all that we mean the things overlooked before.
- Pole Barn Update! about some fresh news pole-barn and electron-wise.
- Pants Check, about some partially filtered spam and that sort of thing.
- The Book Categorizer's Lament, about this ridiculous book.
- How To Watch A Chess Match, Robert Benchley's essay about how to do just that.
- A Versatile Villain, silent movie star Charley Chase's short film.
- Opera Synopses I, Robert Benchley's summary of Die Meister-Genossenschaft, for those who eneded it.
Trivia: On its completion in 1940 the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was the third-longest suspension bridge in the world. Source: Engineers of Dreams: Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America, Henry Petroski.
Currently Reading: The Secret History of the World, Mark Booth.