May 5, 2005
I got a library card this week for the Fairfax County library system. What was the impetus for this? The Daily Show. Now that I have a DVR I've been recording Daily Show episodes and they've had a run of interesting books lately. No God But God by Reza Aslan and Speaking Freely by Floyd Abrams are the two most recent ones I've seen (I'm about a week behind; there may be more).
And I may not be the only one taking my reading cues from basic cable. Every copy of No God But God in the library system has a hold on it. This is both very cool and somewhat sad all at the same time.