Saturday, December 13, 2008


A Little Background Reading

Best title-catch since Nicholson Baker took a magnifying glass to Pottery Barn catalogues:
Tom at Omnivoracious has done a little detective work to figure out what those books behind Obama in his presidential addresses are: He's pretty sure they're a collection titled Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1961, 1962 and 1963. Now the question is: Are they a gift? Is Obama really reading them? Are they subliminal advertising? I can't believe I care so much about what a president-elect is reading.

(Via Paul Constant at Slog)

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