1. "John le Carré's conduct in your pages is like nothing so much as that of a man who, having relieved himself in his own hat, makes haste to clamp the brimming chapeau on his head." John le Carré and Salman Rushdie exchange letters; Christopher Hitchens takes the prize.
3. This xkcd comic made me laugh out loud twice; once when I read the comic and once when I read the hover text.