Tuesday, July 09, 2013


Mexicorama by Lance Wyman, at Visual-Poetry
(Via Becky)


Saturday, July 06, 2013


"Winston Churchill’s mother had a tattoo of a snake eating its tail (the symbol of eternity) on her wrist" —Dwight Garner, review of Bodies of Subversion, NYT


Thursday, July 04, 2013

The art of the comic list

I laughed twice reading the Times this week:

"At this point, the astute reader is probably thinking this sounds like a cobbler with a funny name. But what is a cobbler, really? Is it the freewheeling cousin of the crisp? The Southern answer to the thrifty New England brown Betty? A pan dowdy with integrity? A pie for lazy people?" --"Sonkers, Grunts, Slumps and Crumbles," Kim Severson, NYT

"Who among us has not been held captive by a wine, single malt or vodka bore? Thanks to the recent proliferation of boutique vodkas, it is now possible, indeed likely, to have your eyes as frosted as a Grey Goose bottle while someone holds forth at Homeric length on potato versus grain versus molasses versus organic wheat versus Australian sugar cane. My eyes glazed over just typing that sentence." —Christopher Buckley, "Booze as Muse," NYT


From Dullblogger Hua: "She's Leaving Home" from the perspective of a girl leaving home. (Anyone know anything about Kathy McCord?) Happy 4th from Hey Dullblog!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Best practices

"Jason Everman has the unique distinction of being the guy who was kicked out of Nirvana and Soundgarden, two rock bands that would sell roughly 100 million records combined. At 26, he wasn’t just Pete Best, the guy the Beatles left behind. He was Pete Best twice." —NYT

"Early in the book, we also make all-too-brief acquaintance with an unfortunate lad named Si Wolstencroft, who played the drums with embryonic incarnations of both the Stone Roses and the Smiths before moving on to enjoying life as a Pete Best-like alternative-rock footnote." —NYT

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