Monday 9th December 2013
Sunday 8th December 2013
Saturday 7th December 2013
Overview of rolling, dune-like wheatfields extending into the horizon in Steptoe Butte, Washington, May 1980.Photograph by Robert Madden, National Geographic
Thursday 5th December 2013
Ten years ago while pushing his son around in a stroller, Dallas Morning News photo editor Guy Reynolds began to photograph homemade Texas maps at vehicle inspection stations. Official signs are available from the state for a fee, but many business owners opt to paint their own.
These signs, with their simplistic and often skewed renditions of the state’s outline, are a type of unintentional folk art. View the whole photo essay here.
I think these are kinda awesome, actually.
Wednesday 4th December 2013
"I admit it took the publication of Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon’s own version of The Big Lebowski, for me to realize this, but there it is. Walter is in an action movie. Maude Lebowski is in an arty Eurofilm where people trade wisecracks and laugh about nothing. The Stranger is in a Western. Bunny Lebowski is in an acausal porno. Jeffrey Lebowski is in a biopic of himself, with classical music and a narrator sonoriously recounting his accomplishments. The Dude doesn’t want to be in a movie at all, but his decision to get revenge for the death of his partner rug puts him into a bubble of film noir. And Donny is like a child who wanders into the middle of a movie and wants to know what’s going on."
"some say it would be more correct to name it schönfinkeling"
Tuesday 3rd December 2013
"Enclosed … is our re-re-re-revised revision of our paper. Choke on it." Admit it, we’ve all wanted to send in a letter like this- maybe just about every time we submit a revision. This anonymous author did- though I think it may be a bit tongue-in-cheek. You think?
The full, and bitingly funny, text of the letter is here.
(h/t to @DrDanGurney for the link)
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