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undead lingo • Richard Lafleur, the current writer of the popular Wheelock’s Latin mentioned at a teaching conference in Warcraft or other popular online games. “I was stunned,” Lafleur told the group after their presentation. “Latin died out as a language hundreds of years ago, but these gamers have gone and killed the language a second time with their pseudo-intellectual guild mottos.”

memento mori •
Benjamen Walker of the Theory of Everything has a podcast appreciation of the late Stanislaw Lem.

cool • The Feminiest Press @ CUNY has started reprinting Pulp Fiction written by women. why am i the last person to hear about stuff like this? among the titles are:

Blackbirder • Dorothy B. Hughes
Bunny Lake is Missing • Evelyn Piper
G-String Murders • Gypsy Rose Lee
Girls in 3-B • Valerie Taylor
Laura • Vera Caspary
Bedelia • Vera Caspary
In a Lonely Place • Dorothy B. Hughes
Now, Voyager • Olive Higgins Prouty
Skyscraper • Faith Baldwin


banktoaster • the history of eyeglasses

booktoaster • library thing.com online book collection organizer.

dvdtoaster • dvdspot.com – online dvd organizer software – I started using this when my collection got unwieldy.

wptoaster • Lorem Ipsum generator – the standard printer’s dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.

blogtoaster • online tool to create favicons from picsthose are those little widget icons that appear left of the url in the browser location.

more later . . . i’m better but not 100%

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