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Start Your Own Country Day (now that's better)

calendar • 1621 – John Donne gets elected Dean of St Pauls 1914 – Jean Cocteau is rejected for military service as physically unfit. 1916 – Jack London commits suicide at 40 in Santa Rosa, CA – Ford Maddox Ford remarks “like Peter Pan he never grew up and he lived his own stores with […]

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Steve Allen interviews Jack Kerouac in 1959 doncha just love youtube? worth hearing • from NPR speculation about whether Shakespeare Could Survive in Hollywood? lost n’ found • A long-lost script for a vampire film by William Faulkner, discovered several years ago, now appears headed for the big screen. yatta yatta yatta • Rochester NY […]

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Take a Hike Day*

calendar • 1919 – Sylvia Beach opens Shakespeare and Company. Now if i had a book with THAT bookseller trade label in it – yummy. *Perhaps I will christen today International Unexpurgated Edition Day in honor of Shakespeare and Co. Yeah I think I will do that. birthday • 1916 – is born idiot alert, […]

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World Vegetarian Day

bank toaster • How to create Elephant Dung paper birthday • 1899 – Ernest Haycox, American writer (d. 1950)events • MI – 44th Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show – Lansing Center, MINYC – Collectible Paperback & Pulp Fiction Expo worth reading • from the Guardian Julian Barnes looks back at the 150 year old […]

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Long story short – life gets in the way of blogging . . . I have stopped begging my friends for contributions and guest blogs, so until things change around here, you will have be sated with my haphazard schedule of posting, if you get bored there are plenty of blogs on the sidebar to […]

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videos for people who read books

For some inexplicable reason I haven’t been sleeping much this week. I have been sitting up in my reading chair until very very wee hours with kittens on what I laughingly call my lap watching my stuff from my inordinately large video collection, (subliminally deciding which ones I will sell off first when the time […]

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videos for people who read books

For some inexplicable reason I haven’t been sleeping much this week. I have been sitting up in my reading chair until very very wee hours with kittens on what I laughingly call my lap watching stuff from my inordinately large video collection, (subliminally deciding which ones I will sell off first when the time comes […]

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NPR• Weekend Edition has Christopher Buckley talking about the moviefication of his prescient and fall down funny 1994 novel Thank You for Smoking. • Historian Richard Rhodes guests on Studio 360 to talk about nuclear weapons and the nuclear age. There is also a lovely exchange about how Dr. Strangelove really isn’t all that strange. […]

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