Mar. 14th, 2012

x_los: (Four by Toulouse-Lautrec)
Beloved YA Author in War With Bank of America
Stop copyright being used to censor jokes in the UK
Everything I Know About Parenting a Toddler I Learned From Waiting Tables
Drag Queen on Gay Marriage: ‘I Just Don’t Want It to be Called Marriage’
Some cute geeky crafting
Ahahahahah oh, Loki
The Espresso Book Machine (EBM) is a cutting-edge book production solution which pairs speed with exceptional image quality to produce books on demand. At the push of a button, it can print, bind, and trim a paperback book in mere minutes, so you can have access to what you want, when you want it, where you want it. Now available via the Brooklyn Public Library! Omg, awesome!!
£50 day-long hat-making workshop
Consumers judge books by their cover, Trollope says: thought from the discussion I'd read re: this on twitter that it'd be more substantive
Feminists in the Underwear Section: a Kate Beaton joke Tumblr
Sharktopus Movie Theme Song

Yoda_crook:
you know the theme song of Sharktopus is by the band called Cheetah Whores
Me:
OH MY GOD
YES

Kimberley Motley: Making waves in Afghanistan's legal system
Pretty and colorful vegetable peelers
athletic body diversity reference for artist: in a more convenient form than I have seen it before
Jacket Potatoes
Sarah Palin Unwisely Challenges Barack Obama to a Duel of Words
The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained: Good for laying out the British Overseas Territories, the status of Crown Dependencies, etc.
A New Species in New York Was Croaking in Plain Sight
A health warning
Why Finish Books? by Tim Parks

"In this regard it’s worth noting that stories were not always obliged to have an end, or to keep the same ending. In The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony Roberto Calasso shows that one of the defining characteristics of a living mythology was that its many stories, always so excitingly tangled together, always had at least two endings, often “opposites”—the hero dies, he doesn’t die, the lovers marry, they don’t marry. It was only when myth became history, as it were, that we began to feel there should be just one “proper” version, and set about forgetting the alternatives. With novels, the endings I’m least disappointed with are those that encourage the reader to believe that the story might very easily have taken a completely different turn."

"And I remember that Alan Ayckbourn has written plays with different endings, in which the cast decides, act by act, which version they will follow."

"The Italians have a nice word here. They call plot trama, a word whose primary meaning is weft, woof or weave. It is the pattern of the weave that we most savor in a plot—Hamlet’s dilemma, perhaps, or the awesome unsustainability of Dorothea’s marriage to Casaubon—but not its solution. Indeed, the best we can hope from the end of a good plot is that it not ruin what came before."

Girls celebrate anniversary of Warhammer 40,000: cute satire
Lindsay Lohan May Now Add ‘Hit and Run Driver’ to her Diverse Résumé
SF&F cocktail event and thousands of SF books for £1 a pop
American Apparel Will Get $75M From George Soros — But at a Price

Karl Lagerfeld posed for a French Elle editorial, the theme for which seems to have been "Karl Lagerfeld is just like us!" He's shown doing things like reading the sports section, driving a car in city traffic, and going to the supermarket. (Oh, goodie! Another bloody supermarket editorial.) Lagerfeld claimed this was his first time in a supermarket. "It's crazy," he said. "Fascinating what one can buy. There's enough here to easily gain 20 kilos." [WWD]

Ahahaha. IN THE WILD!!, ladies and any gentlemen present.

"Oh please. It's 2012. Can we ditch the ridiculous notion that modeling as a profession is somehow contrary to the principles of feminism? "--sometimes not... entirely sure I believe this?

Rome Reborn 2.2: A Tour of Ancient Rome in 320 CE
Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs
What's In A Word? A 'Dictionary' Of Americanisms
train-wreck engrossing god-awful book reviews by morons willing to prat about freely on the internets

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