All right. The discussion yesterday was so terrific, I'm sticking with the theme. Any suggestions for last-minute gifts? Responses can be seriously good ones -- I'm particularly interested in knowing if there are any books -- old or newly-published -- you'd recommend. But serious is not a requirement. And if you want to suggest appropriate gifts for certain political figures, that would be good, too. In case I'm looking to send something besides cash to Newt, or something like that.
Update: speaking of things to read (or not) during the holidays, my column in today's New York Times eXaminer in on David Brooks' "Sidney Awards": "You might think the Sidney Awards are prestigious accolades for literary and journalistic excellence. You might think that, until you find out that David Brooks single-handedly chooses the recipients of the Sidney Awards.... As far as I can tell, the only prize money is the mention in Brooks’ column." The front page of NYTX is here.
Update 2: Love your gift suggestions for the kids (um, except that pink pistol), @JJG. Yes, you can still get Radio Flyers. In fact, that non-union shop Target has more than a page-full of Radio Flyer products, many of which are out of stock today. The classic little red wagon sells for about $75. Or you can get this Radio Flyer product from Diapers.com for $300. Really $300, plus tax & shipping, I suppose. (No links because I don't feel like it):