The Northeast is sunny with pseudo-spring; like most Washingtonians, I’m rather caught up in it. As we wait for the cold to re-descend, here are some fun links for a pleasant winter day.
The Gypsy Scholar turns a Philip Larkin poem upside down and discovers that it’s still quite readable.
Steven Hart ponders the second-best swordfight movie of all time.
Jonathan Jarrett jauntily (and justifiably) jabs at jargon.
Scott Nokes reviews Raising a Modern Day Knight and remembers the Fisher-Price toy that begat many a proto-medievalist.
Patrick Kurp pokes around in the memoirs of Sir Alec Guinness, who concluded that “Shakespeare can take care of himself.”
The folks who field-test microwaveable meals at HeatEatReview offer their top ten posts of 2007.
Michael Blowhard pines for a self-help book to write a blog post about self-help books.
Finally, here’s a tragically incomplete video of the world’s greatest cover of “Stairway to Heaven.” How does it affect you blokes?