This is like ‘Boy boils egg’: Lenore Skenazy let her son come home from a Bloomingdale’s store, and wrote about it. Since then, she has been on TV, called “America’s Worst Mom” (really!), had to defend herself, been written about, and has finally started a blog. Schneier has an image.
UnNobeled in literature: According to Wikipedia: Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Émile Zola, James Joyce, Mark Twain, W. H. Auden, Graham Greene, Vladimir Nabokov, Jorge Luis Borges, Salman Rushdie, Arthur Miller. Also, Jean-Paul Sartre and Boris Pasternak have declined.
Webcomics roundup: XKCD, Dinosaur Comics, PHD Comics, Dilbert, Frazz (‘an adult Calvin’) [oh BTW: ‘Fight Club is really Calvin & Hobbes’ (another)]. Others, which I don’t regularly read, or used to read, so can’t vouch for them personally/still: Foxtrot, Pictures for Sad Children, Questionable Content, A Softer World, Schlock Mercenary, Sexy Losers (NSFW or anything!), Spamusement.
Not exactly comics, but often brilliant nonetheless: Garfield minus Garfield, Indexed, Marmaduke explained (explained).
Somehow I think I’ve missed something.
What is a Year? Phil Plait explains.