1. Yes, Bad Machinery is awesome, but come on, Shelley Winters returns next week in a new story. I believe this is what is called an early Christmas gift.

    Yes, Bad Machinery is awesome, but come on, Shelley Winters returns next week in a new story. I believe this is what is called an early Christmas gift.

     
  2. I don’t think we have to be beholden to gadget manufacturers on books. I don’t think we need to enter the dismal Kindle’s annual upgrade curve. Books aren’t a delivery medium, they’re an art form. We forget that at our peril.
     
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    I’ll be able to read it in 39 days if the waiting doesn’t kill me first.

    I’ll be able to read it in 39 days if the waiting doesn’t kill me first.

     

    books TerryPratchett anticipation 

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    Office in a Small City by Edward Hopper, 1953

I’m currently reading The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton. One of his many excellent “guides” is Edward Hopper, whose work I had seen before, but had never really seen, if you know what I mean. I’m still trying to understand why, only now, I find his paintings so fascinating.

    Office in a Small City by Edward Hopper, 1953

    I’m currently reading The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton. One of his many excellent “guides” is Edward Hopper, whose work I had seen before, but had never really seen, if you know what I mean. I’m still trying to understand why, only now, I find his paintings so fascinating.

    (Source: metmuseum.org)

     

    art solitude Edward Hopper isolation 

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    music Pomplamoose video Ben Folds Nick Hornby 

  6. What Bad Machinery would look like if Dresden Codak drew it…

via A Hundred Dance Moves Per Minute

    What Bad Machinery would look like if Dresden Codak drew it…

    via A Hundred Dance Moves Per Minute

     
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    The Liberation of Cherbourg (1) (by Andrew Becraft)

I have a soft spot for historical LEGO vignettes.

    The Liberation of Cherbourg (1) (by Andrew Becraft)

    I have a soft spot for historical LEGO vignettes.

     

    LEGO history France World War II 

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    I read omnivorously, I always have, my entire life. I would rather be dead than not read. So, there’s always time for that. I read while I eat, and our whole family did. We all had very bad manners at the table. All of our books are stained with spaghetti sauce, and that sort of thing.
    — Edna Annie Proulx, author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain, on one of my favorite bad habits.
     

    quote reading Edna Annie Proulx 

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    Theodore Roosevelt riding a moose. - Photo - LIFE
     

    photo Theodore Roosevelt moose 

  10. Winters of My Life (by Jonathan Burhop)

    via The Yosemite Blog

    A tiny three-minute glimpse into the life of Howard Weamer, who has spent more than 35 winters at the Ostrander Lake ski hut in Yosemite.

     

    yosemite video documentary