Unrequired Reading: Dec. 19, 2008

I’ve been working pretty hard this week at laying out our annual directory. It’s both tedious and exacting, which is a sucky combination. But you don’t want to read about that; you want goofy links! So just click “more”!

I’m disappointed that NJ isn’t in the mix.

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It ain’t me, babe.

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Ron Rosenbaum on famous Jewish sports legends Jewish gangsters of yesteryear.

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If you find my Monday Morning Montaigne posts too dry and self-absorbed, you’ll probably have a better time with Bourgeois Surrender’s ruminations on Ruskin’s The Stones of Venice. (He’s up to part 18, but you should probably start at the beginning.)

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My favorite rassler reviews The Wrestler.

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But I thought Markus Dohle was the most dangerous man in publishing! (ha-ha)

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Gah! Hurriphoonado!

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While laying out the big directory this week, I let iTunes shuffle around and did my best to resist skipping songs. That led to my discovery of what may be the most awesomely rampaging song ever: Seven Rooms of Gloom by the Four Tops. Play it loud:

(If the player doesn’t work, click here for click here for the Youtube page.)

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