1. Why is Dick Cheney still talking? Why are there news articles about how he’s still talking? Please stop talking now, Dick.

2. The Writer’s Almanac tells me it’s the birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who hated writing Sherlock Holmes stories:
“To get out of writing Holmes tales, he asked Strandfor higher and higher prices for his stories, ridiculously high, hoping they would turn him down. But they went ahead and paid him anything he asked.”

3. Finally, Lego sets that adults can leave out without feeling silly: Frank Lloyd Wright models! Read more here.