I just finished reading Shane Claiborne's Irresistible Revolution. For a review click on my review site.. (hence the name)..
One of the quirks of the book is Shane's use of footnotes (I think a consequence of judicious editing by Zondervan). As I made it through the first few pages I was reminded of a long ago friend– who when he wrote used to add in elongated footnotes which were hilarious. He toddled off to Oxford when I went to the other place... haven't seen him since..
So, Karl Smith, here's to you.. and your footnotes .. oh and read the book.. I think you'd like it!