Nothing says love like custom taxidermy. (Thanks GMB.)
A New Mexico man who was arrested and handcuffed under the Patriot Act while in the St. John’s College library because of material and research he was looking at in the library has testified to state legislators that police “asked was I antiâ€“American, how I felt about the war in Iraq and (about) Israel.”
The back of these kiddie overalls “features the question ‘You want fries with that shake?’” A “super unique set, sure to attract attention.” (Thanks to the Wired-in Chris Baker.)
I took my cousin and her friend to lunch at Petite Abeille this afternoon.
We ate mussels and fries and sandwiches on good baguettes, and right before we parted ways she told me that her twin brother, who is in his first year at a southern liberal arts university, is likely to accept a scholarship from his school’s ROTC program. Since he wants to be a doctor, he’s convinced that he will be able to choose his post and won’t be required to serve in Iraq. Continue reading…
Old, but posted in honor of my 18-year-old cousin who is visiting from Nashville: The Morning News Guide to Urban Etiquette.
MobyLives has published an interview with Seth Shafer, author of “Main Strength,” the story that won academic awards after Princeton student Ung Lee made minor modifications to it and submitted it as his own.
Some nine months later, Ung Lee, a Princeton University student,* allegedly ripped off Shafer’s story. He changed some details, renamed the story “Accidents,” and turned it in as his thesis. Continue reading…
Did anyone else have an “I’m the Big Sister” t-shirt as a kid?
Mine was pink with hot pink lettering, and my sister had the matching little sister shirt. Continue reading…
From my friend KD:
Somewhere in New Jersey a car salesman just decided how to treat your grandmother’s Alzheimer’s.
An Ohio housewife who constructed a snow woman with “two blobs of snow for the breasts” resisted police orders to cut the breasts off of the allegedly “indecent snow figure.” Following the example of the U.S. Attorney General, she opted instead to drape a cloth over the offending parts. (Thanks to Matt for the link.)
A mass exodus of authors from Random House after the recent ouster of Ann Godoff, publisher and editor-in-chief, is “raising questions among authors, agents and critics about the future of the venerable Random House imprint, the home of William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren and Truman Capote, and an important institution in modern American letters.” Continue reading…
I found out on Wednesday that my landlords are selling the building I live in.
I can’t blame them. The husband, an older man, has been having trouble keeping up with the place. And doctors just discovered a malignant tumor in his colon. Plus, this place will sell for big money. Continue reading…
Tomorrow night at the KGB Bar:
The So New Media women of New York take the stage to amuse and confuse. Maura Johnston, Maggie Powers, and Jami Attenberg will be reading from their various So New Media releases, and Ben Brown will make an appearance all the way from Austin, Texas.