Samuel L. Jackson singlehandedly redeems the inane ritual of the auto-pilot press junket interview by making Jake “The Movie Guy” Hamilton of KRIV-TV’s “Jake’s Takes” squirm in response to a question about the “controversy” surrounding Django Unchained. REQUIRED VIEWING.
Greatest. Thing. Ever.
For no particularly good reason, just for “fun” (and… profit?), I’ve decided to have a “Black Friday” sale on my new book THE BLACK WELL. So if you’d care to join the consumer frenzy, read on for dealz dealz dealzzz…
PRINT BOOK DEAL: Get 15% off unsigned print-on-demand books, hot off their respective presses. To get the paperback, order one RIGHT HERE and enter discount code YY4CC62Y. For the hardcover, head over to LULU, where it’s already discounted for you (plus, they often have their own coupons you can use, too).
SIGNED BOOK DEAL: All signed books are 10% off, plus I’ll throw in an extra little print. Sound good? Good! Just go to the STORE and click “ORDER SIGNED COPY” for either the paperback or hardcover and watch that discount magically appear in your PayPal cart…
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All these deals are good through this Monday, 11/26, so go, ye mighty, and spend. Please feel free - nay, feel compelled - to share this information with anyone and everyone. Thanks, and have a great Thanksgiving weekend!
Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be easily found elsewhere: an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay. In the modern state there are very few sites where this is possible. The only others that come readily to my mind require belief in an omnipotent creator as a condition for membership. It would seem the most obvious thing in the world to say that the reason why the market is not an efficient solution to libraries is because the market has no use for a library. But it seems we need, right now, to keep re-stating the obvious. There aren’t many institutions left that fit so precisely Keynes’ definition of things that no one else but the state is willing to take on. Nor can the experience of library life be recreated online. It’s not just a matter of free books. A library is a different kind of social reality (of the three dimensional kind), which by its very existence teaches a system of values beyond the fiscal.
Ok, so the XKCD map printed at 300dpi is around 46 foot / 14 meters wide, half that at magazine 600dpi quality.
This…freakin’ blew my mind today.
Wow. I just think this is wonderful. (Even though I got lost in the subterranean cave system…)
This was another shirt idea sketch, and I like it even though it is VERY SILLY