* Now that it's over, Salon looks at season four of TV's best show
, The Wire
* Interesting interview with Geoff Manaugh
about J.G. Ballard.
* And in the New Yorker
, George Saunders's "Ask the Optimist."
When I go to the zoo, I feel so sad. All those imprisoned animals sitting in their own feces. What do you suggest?
What I suggest is, stop going to the zoo! But, should you find yourself tricked into going to a zoo, think about it as follows: All those animals, coated with their own poop, pacing dry grassless trenches in their “enclosures,” have natural predators, and might very well be dead if they were still in the wild! So ask yourself: Would I rather be dead, or coated in my own poop, repetitively pacing a dry grassless trench? I certainly know what my answer would be!