Probably less interesting for Americans than it is for me. This is kind of what I think Flickr groups should be like more often: an un-self-conscious and disorganised accumulation of the mundane. Specific enough to be interesting, but not over-curated.
I remembered this bit of Sacks when thinking about Obama, but no particular implication is intended; just posted for interest value. Sorry about the Comic Sans; perhaps you could copy and paste it into a word processor and read it there…