During my 30 years as a journalist, I bought a copy of the World Almanac every year and saved all the old ones until the Internet made them obsolete. So I enjoyed this excerpt from Earth by the Daily Show with Jon Stewart that appeared in my UPI chat: a list of religious books, New Testament, Old Testament, The Koran and, Ready? The 2010 World Almanac.
Venerated by: People who still hadn't discovered the Internet.
Who "Wrote" It: A staff of Ph.D.s in New York City,
Who Actually Wrote It: an intern with last year's almanac and access to Wikipedia.
Main Theme: humanity's compulsive need to catalogue.
Questionable Claim: somebody somewhere cares when Vivian Vance was born.
Okay to Burn? Knock yourself out.