Open thread in case.

All of Ta-Nehisi’s posts have appeared at-the-hour-on-the-hour today, which is usually a sign that he set them up in advance and isn’t actually at his desk (yes, I’m oddly observant. You’d think that would get me work someplace, wouldn’t you?) (but I digress) so it’s hard to tell if there will be an open thread. In the meantime, here’s one!




  1. Captain Button

     /  December 21, 2011

    Having recommended her books the other day, I am trying to think of some kind of “thread” joke referencing the Dragonriders of Pern series.

  2. So I got a bonus. and a raise.

    It therefore time to buy a laptop that doesn’t crash. Being only slightly better than your average computer stupid, in that I know how dumb I am about computers, someone, please direct me to the proper laptop to purchase. Perferrably less than $500, which means MacBooks are sadly out of the running.

    • caoil

       /  December 21, 2011

      I had a desktop until last year, so I don’t have loads of specific suggestions, other than stay clear of Dell (my partner had several, through school, and to a one they were unreliable), and I’ve so far had good luck with my HP. I did a lot of comparison research on models last year and it came down to the HP I bought, or a Toshiba model.

    • Bookwoman

       /  December 21, 2011

      I have no computer advice, but just wanted to say congratulations!

    • Just got back to looking at the internet and commented on this over at the mothership, but it deserves even more muppet flail.


  3. caoil

     /  December 21, 2011

    I will do my best not to type all in caps on your lovely blog today, despite my excitement level about The Hobbit trailer’s debut last night. I’ll just keep it to this: SQUEE.

    • I moved all the posts on my blog about so it would appear first thing this morning. Priorities.

  4. socioprof

     /  December 21, 2011

    Hi Emily,

    I am listening to a Kevin Clash/Elmo interview that you might dig:

  5. dmf

     /  December 22, 2011

    Author Peter Orner joins the program to talk about his third work of fiction, “Love and Shame and Love,” an unconventional novel spanning four generations of men, and the women they love. Jumping back and forth in time and memory, the story delves into ’80s culture, Chicago politics and Jewish middle-class families.