1) I just finished "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" by Toby Young. It was really good - Young's one of the most intelligent authors I've read in a long time, and the book is more an essay on American social mores than a list of "and then I pissed off THIS celebrity."
The film looks shit though. Is it?
2) Has anyone here ever done jury service? I was just wondering the other day what it would be like - and is it even sensible, considering how stupid many people are?
3) Has anyone ever eaten hákarl?
I'm going to a dinner party this weekend with a friend who's in Iceland this week. He's promised to bring back this or whale meat for the savoury course - probably this, since certain other guests would have moral issues with whale meat.