I love xkcd

Posted Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

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Call Me Ishmael

Posted Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Call me Ishmael. Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever

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J.D. Salinger: My mail from producers has mostly been hell

Posted Friday, January 29th, 2010

Please forgive my latest letter obsession. I’ve discovered Letters of Note thanks to Shooting People’s Cath Le Couteur and I love this one from J.D. Salinger explaining why he doesn’t want The Catcher in the Rye turned into a film. RIP oneĀ of my very favourite writers.

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Lester Bangs loses a cassette

Posted Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

I’m not just posting other people’s letters because I’m too lazy to write my own stuff. Honest. These letters are just so damn great!

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Mick Jagger writes to Andy Warhol

Posted Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

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The Real and the Imaginary

Posted Monday, August 31st, 2009

Saturday in Brooklyn.

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On Your Dick Van Dyke!

Posted Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Dick Van Dyke = Bike! I was so inspired by the bicycle culture in Copenhagen when I was there in July that I have been riding everywhere since I got back to New York. It doesn’t feel quite as safe here and it is definitely extra scary without health insurance (I’d like a public option please Mr Obama!) but it has truly changed my life. I’ve explored more of the city this Summer than ever before and my daily commute

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NASA wrote back!

Posted Thursday, August 13th, 2009

A few months back we wrote to NASA telling them what films our members thought should be on the International Space Station. We suggested they swapped Man on Fire for Man on Wire; that they replaced Harold and Kumar with Harold and Maude. And here’s the thing: they wrote back to tell us what they thought! Scroll down to read Mr James Mullighan’s original letter to them, it’s quite funny. NASA_response_letter

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One Moment Caller

Posted Friday, August 7th, 2009

Gosh I’m so sorry about being away for so long. This has been a busy Summer. In a very good way but between work and travel I have been sorely neglecting doing any writing (both on this blog and elsewhere). So here’s a song I like as a placeholder while I gather my thoughts and pull my socks up. HT: Miss Anna Wood

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iPhone Joy

Posted Thursday, June 4th, 2009

My iPhone got wet in the rain in Toronto and subsequently died and I fell out of love a little. But then I got a new one and downloaded some photo apps and the love has returned. If people getting carried away with iPhone apps makes you come out in a rash look away now! This is my kitchen sink using the Camera Bag Magazine Filter. I love the colors. It doesn’t look quite this atmospheric without the filter. And

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