A unique garbage night in the neighborhood tonight. Nearly every house has encyclopedias piled out front. The city has an amnesty program underway. Everybody's got a two week window. No guilt.

So out they go. Books, magazines, calculator manuals. And people are eager to comply. They're sick of feeling uncomfortable. Sick of reinforcing shelves. Sick of cross referencing.

One house had a waist high pile of bibles in the curb cut. I noted the house number and made a call to homeland security.

When the inspections resume next month there won't be any problems here. None. I still recommend keeping a spare electric blanket ready, so the team leaves happy.

Chris Weagel

Chris Weagel writes about the intersection of technology and parenting for Wired Magazine. No he doesn't. He can't stand that shit.

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