I'm sure others around the blogosphere will pick up on this shortly, but it is now possible to bid on a piece of paper soaked with Alan Keyes' post-nomination acceptance statement sweat, and simultaneously support the Keyes campaign [thanks, Mom]. Bidding was at $520 at time of posting, but there's eight days left. [UPDATE: It appears that eBay has pulled the item, as the link no longer works and the item does not appear in searches. I suspect that they pulled it under the 'no body parts' rule by which they pulled the auction for a used Schwarzenegger tissue a while back. However, all other Keyes memorabilia now carry"No Sweat" notices....]
Here's a request: Would one of our blogging cultural historians please look at the Republican Memorabilia and Democratic Memorabilia sections of eBay? For example, the Democratic section includes twice as many entries, currently. What does it mean?
Because I can't stand the thought of noting just that, here's a few other things from around the net. Erin O'Connor is continuing her meditations on family history: I'd note the ease with which she found a lot of her information is a sign of things to come in geneaological and historical research. Cliopatriarch Tim Burke summarizes the results of a study of an al Qaeda laptop which shows that the problem is as bad as the Administration thinks, but that the Administration is responding as badly as its critics think. Far Outlier Joel has a wonderful piece on the original Godzilla, which was very much a Japanese monster movie with serious political insight. And Anne Zook got particularly Peevish when she read Ivin's Bushwhacked and provided a wonderful rant summarizing some of the main points of the book.