*Writing: In Tristes Tropiques Claude Levi-Strauss wrote – “My hypothesis, if correct, would oblige us to recognize the fact that the primary function of written communication is to facilitate slavery.” WHOA. READ THAT LINK. AND READ THAT QUOTE AGAIN. I have much more to say on this matter, but I must first gather my thoughts. If you have a single curious bone in your body, I recommend reading the above. If you do NOT have a curious bone in your body, you are asked to leave this blog immediately and requested never to return. EVER.
*More: The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg writes about Alex Chilton in the New York Times. “Because we were musicians, our talk inevitably turned toward women.”
*Politics: With health care reform having passed a major hurdle, some hope Obama will turn his sights on finance reform next.
*Tabasco: There is a truck that is FILLED with recipes made with TABASCO. Side note: I gave my father a one-gallon jug of Tabasco for Christmas. It is considered the strangest family gift since I gave my sister-in-law a fake crow for her birthday. [notcot via pocketdialed]
*Local: Is Grain Belt’s new Nordeast beer an early April Fool’s joke, or the most amusing beer name in recent history?
*Today’s links: F.