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friday funnies

site to see • Old Picture of the Day worth hearing • from NPR: Renee Montagne interviews Alexander McCall Smith author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Renee Montagne the star of the new HBO miniseries. worth hearing • Commentator Peter Sagal mourns the loss of science fiction author Philip Jose Farmer. blog of […]

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worth hearing •– Nigel Beale, host of the radio show The Biblio File, recently passed through the Twin Cities and interviewed booksellers Rob Rulon-Miller and Kathy Stransky co-owner of Midway Used and Rare Books. (via Book Patrol) worth reading • the Photography is not a Crime blog has been keeping up with the false arrests […]

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i lost a day there somewhere.. i hadn’t meant to spend all day monday at the rescue clinic, but aside from a side trip to RMV hell that’s what happened. my rescued kitten came up slightly positive for leukemia which means it has to be retested in 3 months….where the hell am i gonna keep […]

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for arts sake

worth hearing • very rarely does news make me cry, it usually makes me angry; the kind of angry that causes me to shatter dishes against the wainscotting, but not usually weep over the general state of affairs. Brandeis University is liquidating the entire art collection from the Rose Museum. WHY? because Brandeis like all […]

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science isn't optional

wasn’t the sun just a little bit brighter today? i was in such a good mood, i didn’t even go ballistic when i found out my sonofbitch brother had let my mother’s newspaper lapse in December. what a dick. worth reading • DNA testing may make dating medieval manuscripts easier. wicked cool eh? well worth […]

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worth reading today

worth reading • seeing as how we are at that time of year where all those piles of invoices have to be distilled into a tax return, Dumblittleman.com’s post “How to Go Paperless and get more work done” sounds enticing. I wonder if they offer a guarantee with that? well worth reading • Ephemera blog […]

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worth hearing today

worth hearing • Guy Raz interviewslanguage consultant Jeremy Butterfield, author of A Damp Squid: The English Language Laid Bare. worth hearing redux • NPR’s Talk of the Nation has a series of eight interviews with the authors from Grove/Atlantic series, Books That Changed the World, for example P.J. O’Rourke on ‘The Wealth of Nations’, Janet […]

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Thanksgiving was gloriously uneventful, a little reading, a little laundry, some overeating followed by a nap…. THAT’s an effing holiday in my book…..Now Black Friday on the other hand. I had sworn off participating in a national day of gluttony with a body count – but i did end up experiencing another national holiday activity, […]

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Suffering from blogger’s block, normally I am just either lazy or busy, now basking in this post politic-coital bliss I am at a loss for words. Like a huge percentage of the world and a moderate percentage of the United States I am quite pleased with Tuesday’s results and having fantasies of not seeing the […]

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all souls

work reading • do you know that now? Hell he could write about navel lint and I’d read it. worth reading • CNN/AP has a nice write up on Sarah Vowell and her new book Wordy Shipmates, which by the way i read and seriously rocks. worth hearing • NPR’s Remembrances of Studs Turkel , […]

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