Archive for August, 2010

J-Mits, Finally a Twitter We Can Understand

August 30, 2010
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I just want to kill myself when my parents send me forwards like this.
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The Grey Lady Talks Trash

August 26, 2010
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The Grey Lady Talks Trash

Reality TV is nothing like looking in from the outside of high society—even the depths of high society.
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Why Julian Wilson might be the Greatest Athlete in the World

August 23, 2010
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Why Julian Wilson might be the Greatest Athlete in the World

Here's surfing: feeling small in the natural world, which is always healthy for the individualistic humanoid; feeling awe, which is tied into feeling small but with the kind of reverence that the atheist can't find in churches and shouldn't find in vague notions of "Eastern mysticism"; or it's a reaffirmation for the believer, in...
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This Weeks Recommended Reading

August 20, 2010
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What literary agents do/Vampire PR/Save the Words!/Decision-Making Tips
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Adventures in Channel Surfing

August 20, 2010
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Adventures in Channel Surfing

"Yeah, you put a little Jagermeister in and you get a little bit of nice Jagermeister out."
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Matt Erickson’s Top 100 Songs. #60-56.

August 17, 2010
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Matt Erickson’s Top 100 Songs. #60-56.

Matt Erickson is counting down his top 100 songs. These are his picks 60 through 56. "Shit! I left the tape recording!"
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2 Sentence Review: The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

August 16, 2010
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2 Sentence Review: The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz is a Pulitzer Prize winning book that teaches you as much about Dominican history and the human condition as it does comic books and funny Spanish swear words. Meant especially for anyone who gravitates towards the rhythms of spoken word or who likes...
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2 Sentence Review: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

August 13, 2010
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2 Sentence Review: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

When the more avid lit fan thinks of David Sedaris, they tend to think of writing that floors them with laughter, products of his caustic wit and sophisticated humor, traits that people have started to take for granted in Sedaris’s work, especially when they review his book “Me Talk Pretty One Day” as “his most sidesplitting work...
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This Week’s Recommended Reading

August 13, 2010
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Deadly ice cream/Agatha Christie/Harry Potter's sex life/Lady Gaga, camp and drag/Survival guides/Overrated writers/Vitriolic Retorts/Magic 8 Balls/Music for nerds or heroes/Chinese Carrie Underwood/Darwin v. Baramin
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