Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Saturday!

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* io9’s 20 best science fiction books of the 2000s. I say any list missing The Years of Rice and Salt, Accelerando, *and* Cloud Atlas is pretty deeply suspect.

* A federal judge has halted implementation of the ban on funding for ACORN on the grounds that the law is a bill of attainder.

* “Those scores on the prestigious test are in the same range as would be expected from children who never attended school and simply guessed at the answers,” said Robert Bobb, emergency financial manager of Detroit Public Schools, during a press conference Tuesday.

* David Rakoff’s oral history of the Gore presidency. A nice idea whose execution is marred by some badly forced jokes and a total inability to write like Jon Stewart, Josh Marshall, or anybody else.

* And the Morning News has your photos of abandoned shopping malls.

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  1. Yikes, that’s a top-20 list that won’t make my top-20 list of top-20 lists. Puh-leease. People need to write these lists with a Preface that says, “of the books I’ve actually read (or my friends told me about), here’s some 20 that I can at least remember, plus Harry Potter because omigod it’s Harry Potter.”

    paris

    December 12, 2009 at 1:02 pm


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