Gerry Canavan

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I’m actually still catching up from the weekend, so that “return to full strength” I mentioned will probably have to wait until later this afternoon or Tuesday morning. Still, I have been saving up some links:

* Be warned: delicious Coca-Cola will destroy your kidneys.

* Via Pandagon, Pittsburgh man Tasered in his own home while sleeping on his own couch.

Police Chief Henry Wiehagen said the officers would not comment, but he disputed Hicks’ version of events.

Hicks wasn’t asleep, Wiehagen said, he was on the couch prone. The officers could not be certain he was unarmed and Hicks “didn’t respond to their reasonable commands,” he said.

“These policemen are very cautious and I don’t blame them for being cautious,” Wiehagen said, noting officers in his department have been shot at.

* Via blucarbnpinwheel, Jonathan Lethem interviews Paul Auster. Two of my favorite writers in one place is very nice.

* Mini-Obama Endorsement Watch: Toni Morrison, who famously proclaimed in 1998 that Bill Clinton was “our first black president. Blacker than any actual person who could ever be elected in our children’s lifetime,” endorses Barack Obama.

* And at Paleo-Future, how experts think we’ll live in 2000 A.D. Other experts have a different opinion.

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January 28, 2008 at 2:11 pm

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