• Clarence Thomas: silent but deadly

Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That it’s confirmed: Clarence Thomas actually said something in court? Mick Dumke

• News apps developer Abe Epton comparing his new job working for the Trib with his previous job at Google News? —John Dunlevy

• About DNA as a data storage facility for more than genetic information (they started with Shakespeare’s sonnets)? Tony Adler

• That dogs very well could have evolved from wolves to house pets due to their love of grains? (As a crazy person who makes her dog’s food—he’s got health issues and needs a carb-heavy diet—I feel less absurd knowing I’m part of an evolutionary process.) Mara Shalhoup

• About the court case United States of America v. One Tyrannosaurus Bataar Skeleton? Sam Worley

• Paul Ehrlich on the state of the world 45 years after the publication of his bestseller, The Population Bomb? Tony Adler

• Zach Baron’s amusing “Sundance Humiliation Diary,” parts one, two, and three. (Choice passage: “A cab driver takes me over. He reminisces about the old days at Sundance. ‘I’ve had some crazy times, man.’ I ask him what he means. ‘Oh, you know: big parties, hot tubs, cougars.'”) Tal Rosenberg