*Facebook: The social network is the best scamming platform since the tell-ay-fone. 40,000 users fell prey to a recent (second) IKEA gift-card scam.
*Concerts: James Fallows brings together a huge post on Bob Dylan’s troubles getting a concert tour in China. This is a cultural mashup on the level of Aimee Mann and Ice T, but much, much longer.
*Books: On Philip K. Dick. “There‘s something about the essence of his writing that creates that feeling. And I think it‘s still creating it for let‘s say the 14-year-old equivalent of Erik Davis or Jonathan Lethem, who‘s discovering this book in the shiny expensive Vintage paperback editions.”
*Local: The xx came to the studios of The Current. I have previously referred to them as xx, but I have never referred to the radio station as Current. More on listenerdspeak as it develops.
*Today’s links: F. Non sequiturs? I barely knew them. Any of them.