Assorted Books

The offices at which I work two days a week (at a publisher that shall remain unnamed, but by the sign of the Enormous Crimson Canine shall ye know them) are going to be moving to other temporary quarters in the near future so that the building may be remodeled. One side effect of this is that cubicles and cabinets and storage areas are being purged of books that are no longer needed.

The upshot is that I'm going to be visiting family tomorrow, and I'll be taking about 25 pounds of books with me for distribution to assorted nieces and nephews. Hooray for fringe benefits of working in publishing!

In other publishing news, the 2016 edition of my almanac is out! As usual, I wrote the Offbeat News page. I also compiled the data on the 100 largest U.S. cities and the various executive branch agencies, and my metaphorical fingerprints can be found all over the rest of the book. It's great for bathroom reading, browsing through for serendipitous discoveries, or giving to people who don't know how to evaluate the reliability of sources on the Internet. Or just looking things up yourself! Everything in the book goes through multiple layers of fact-checking, and it's a good compact collection of information on all sorts of subjects.

(I don't get any royalties, but it's a good book and I'm proud of it.)

Continuing to catch up on Music Advent...

Day 14: Two takes on Nyan Cat:

"Nyan Cat the Movie," by Blake Robinson:

Nyan Cat vs. Rebecca Black, by Lara:

Day 15: "Ode to Krispy Kreme," by Chapter 6

Day 16: "Party & Bullshit (in the USA)," by Hathbanger [Notorious B.I.G. vs. Miley Cyrus]:

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