"A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation. Lend and borrow to the maximum--of both books and money! But especially books, for books represent infinitely more than money."
I've noticed lots of new potholes myself - the freeze/thaw cycle, plus snowplowing, tends to rip impressively-deep holes in the pavement every year, and this has been a banner year so far. Love the idea of the ice cream flavor, a "limited edition flavor made with chocolate ice cream, a fudge swirl, crushed chocolate crème cookies and chocolate chips". It really ought to have little chocolate pieces in the shape of hubcaps and mufflers, knocked off of cars from the impact, but perhaps that would be going too far!
I saw some workmen filling some of nastiest potholes with tar gravel today while it was warm (40F) but that stuff doesn't hold up long in good weather, and I wouldn't be surprised if their work is undone over the next couple snow days.