Every Friday, Swimming in the Nile will bring you five links which will serve to titillate, educate or inspire. I’m also going to try and provide some video links to spice things up a little. Hopefully this, and the other more boring links will be talking points, of which you and your friends, online and offline, can discuss. It will even give you an opportunity to bring up Ayn Rand. If you are so inclined. So, without further ado, I bring you the latest Friday Link Roundup
- Steven Colbert talks about the recent Ayn Rand sales explosion and its link to the current financial crisis. Personally, I liked Atlas Shrugged, and I think everyone (Colbert included) is missing the point. It is not a criticism of poor people, rather a scathing attack on communism. Anyways, have a watch and tell us your opinion.
- Eric Carle (literary rock star and author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar) talks about his life, work and personal motivations.
- Author releases an entire crime novel through Twitter.
- NYT looks at our “Magnificent Bastard Tongue”
Well, that’s all for this week. Have a good one!