So. Ahem. Yesterday was National Poetry Day. Yeah. Bet you forgot too. So, here’s a poem called At Roane Head that I’ve read and re-read and re-re-read. And every time it gives me the shivers. If helps if you know a little bit about Selkies. (Full disclosure, I knew NOTHING about Selkies until I read[…]
Got a scanner? Yup. Oh how I love my HP Photosmart C5580 All-in-One Printer • Scanner • Copier. So, if you’ve got a scanner and computer with a connection to the internet and a writing implement and a printer and your scanner is connected to your computer so that you can upload your scan to[…]
Wherein a Leave It To Beaver fan transcribes a letter from the Beave’s principal and catches a production coordinator red-handed, getting all kinds of stream-of-conscious creative with the copy: Leave It to Beaver: 1958 | Shorpy Photo Archive via kwout File this under dorky stuff. Via MeFi (the “production assistant” title caught my eye)
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Mysterious Ways in Which the Lord Works. via kwout
I read Midnight’s Children about 5 years ago at the beach. Looks like the book is new again! Like Nabokov said in his lecture Good Readers and Good Writers, it’s only the re-readings that matter. Guess it’s time to hit it again. Re-reading the best of the Booker – Telegraph Re-reading the best of the[…]
or “Ways to make David Banner angry”
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year is the famous, gamer interjection w00t. More importantly, the same M-W poll gives up it’s #8 slot to “Pecksniffian.”
Trademork today lists the 11 Worst Word Mashup Trademarks. My fav is Blingkini. That’s a mashup word you can actually say. Come on now. Say it with me: Bling-KEEN-ee. See? Easy. There’s some others on the list that completely defy speech. Of course, we came up with a pretty dorky word mashup on this blog[…]
Here’s a big Lucky Dog Audio Post blog category climber – file under Advertising, Audio Goodness, Food & Drink, Music, Web Goodness, Words, and especially Luck. (Originally we marked this only as Audio Goodness & Music.)
More press hit the newsstands this week about our favorite rapping grandmother, EZ Mabel. Check out Nate Hinkel’s story for Arkansas Business about our award nomination. Thanks Nate!
It is ‘difficult” for me to fully “elucidate” how much I “enjoy” the “Blog” of “Unneccessary” Quotation Marks, even though recent posts haven’t been as “entertaining” as previous others (i.e. “congrats,” “over there on the sloppy pile,” “Actually Boring,” “no, really, we voted,” or “or ‘donate’”). Thanks “little” brother!
J. David Lee was my first real boss, if we leave aside the moron at the Texaco station. At 17, I had no reason to be given as much opportunity as he gave me, eventually guiding me to the data processing clients that would fund my college career, but I’m thankful for it. He also[…]
Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything. ~George Lois
shred – verb The art of Technically and rhythmatically hammering out amazing and lightning-fast solos on a guitar. To play so amazingly fast on guitar you almost destroy it’s strings. from the Urban Dictionary See others (Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Metallica) “shred” here. Thank you Sellout Music.
Proof of Purchase is an interesting blog compiled of notes and observations jotted down on sales receipts. Recent entries are rawly personal even though the writing itself is dictated somewhat by the dimensions of the receipt. How personal can you get in the space of a piece of paper that tallies up $3.61? The whole[…]
Today, Louie pays Ghost Dog. OK, OK. Er, let’s see… I don’t pay him by the job. He’ll only work if I pay once a year on the first day of autumn. First day of autumn, I settle up for that past year, see? The first day of autumn… OK, OK. Let’s skip that part.[…]