Unrequired Reading: Oct. 3, 2008

Are you ready for some linkage? I put in some hefty ones, to make up for last week’s hiatus (woop-woop-woop!). Also, because my brain was going to shut off if I listened to any more of the VP debate. Just click more!

Make your blog more like The Wire! (Seriously, I think this is an awesome post. Hat tip to Subtraction, who’s fittin’ to raise up and get his blog back on.)

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“Alright, stop what you’re doin’, / ’cause I’m about to ruin / the image and the style that you’re used to.”

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Sports Guy has an epic (like, 9,000-word) piece on Manny Ramirez’ trade from the Red Sox. I think he uses footnotes as a tribute to David Foster Wallace. Or maybe its exorbitant length was the DFW tribute. Anyway, give it a read.

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No decongestant for you! A man has been convicted of a felony for having sniffles.

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Lots of good stuff on e-readers and the marketplace, kourtesy Kassia Krozser.

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Vote Dalek!

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Christians and Jews! Doing business together!

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The 50 things that every comics collection truly needs.

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I finally agree with Nicolai Ouroussoff on something: let’s blow some buildings up!

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FDA: how can we generate worse PR . . . by hiring a PR firm?

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The internet gives voice to some odd projects. For example, finding and crossing every bridge in New York City.

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Speaking of New York, we end with Jay McInerney on the city, Yuppies and, of course, cocaine.

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