Some reading material from around the internet:
John Titor, the man who told the internet that he had come from the future.
An archivist explains how to access veteran’s records.
The food we eat might control our genes.
The secret of Madame Tussaud’s success.
The strategies of a preschool teacher.
The 20 best video games of 2011.
Prince Phillip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, is in the hospital with heart problems.
Where celebrities fall in the Uncanny Valley.
On Wikipedia, cultural patrimony, and historiography.
FX is developing a 1980s spy drama.
Kermit The Frog is a terrible boyfriend.
HBO canceling Bored To Death, Hung, and How To Make It In America, and is renewing Enlightened.
When it comes to the new Mission: Impossible movie, how tall is everyone?
Roger Ebert’s top films of 2011.
Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO show finally has a name: The Newsroom.
The 8 minute trailer for David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Steve Jobs to be awarded a posthumous Grammy.
The golden age of divorced women on TV.
The new datacenters and their architects.
NASA builds six-foot crossbow to harpoon comets.
The retreat of the Arctic sea releases deadly greenhouse gas.
Girl thought to be swept away by tsunami is found alive 7 years later.
Putting scientists on Mars in permanent colonies.
Urban legends about urban development.
Look at these amazing pictures from space.
The most common place on Earth for meteorites to crash? Antarctica.
National security expert warns of Asian space race.
The case for enhancing people.
by Tom Gauld, from here.
Watch a nice little video clip about the Dalkey Archive Press.
What literature owes the Bible.
Classic novels reinvented with genderswitching.
A review of Stephen King’s 11/22/63.
The secret history of secondhand books.
Jane Austen and Emily Dickinson were both born in the month of December.
How much do books cost these days?
Ridiculous origins for 7 everyday words.
James Ellroy hates everything.
The physics of how cats drink.
The number of homeless children is currently the highest ever in American history.
The year in political cartoons.
Make sense of the Middle Ages.
Ten plotlines you’ll find over and over again in science fiction.
A very nice looking fake house.
Are you the only one?