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links for 2010-03-04

BBC News – The art of list-making "A collection of attributes the Finnish architect Eero Saarinen found most attractive in his wife. First on his list is the fact she was very clever." – excellent. I knew I liked that

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Vonnegut’s eight rules for writing a short story

Cribbed from Kurt Vonnegut’s Wikipedia entry: In his book Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction, Vonnegut listed eight rules for writing a short story: Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will

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Books I Read in 2008

It’s my 12th Annual end of the year reading recap. Grand total: 30 books. I don’t think that’s my lowest total, but it’s no 98 titles like in 1997. And boy, oh boy did I hit the genre fiction this

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Books I’ve Read – November and December 2008

A Grave Talent (Kate Martinelli Mysteries) by Laurie R. King To Play The Fool (Kate Martinelli Mysteries) by Laurie R. King With Child (Kate Martinelli Mysteries) by Laurie R. King Earlier this year, I read the fourth and fifth books

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EW’s Best Love Songs Ever: The Top 25!

Entertainment Weekly’s List: “Just Like Heaven” – The Cure (1987) “As” – Stevie Wonder (1976) “Purple Rain” – Prince (1984) “Your Song” – Elton John (1970) “Time After Time” – Cyndi Lauper (1984) “If Not for You” – Bob Dylan

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Heir to the Glimmering World

I also can’t find enough time to write a synopsis of Heir to the Glimmering World – a book I picked up in Chicago last July and just finished reading, so again I’m going to cheat and give you the

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The Thirteenth Tale

Unfortunately, I don’t have time to write a synopsis of The Thirteenth Tale – (I’ve been meaning to since I finished this fun, enjoyable book three weeks ago!) so I’ll have to cheat and give you Amazon’s instead: Settle down

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Big List of Things I Like

Posted for no apparent reason, except that I needed a pick-me-up because it’s been a crappy week. Feel free to add your own list in the comments. My Girlfriend The Spikel Monster Monkeys, especially: – Curious George – Hanuman –

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Water for Elephants

21-year-old Jacob Jankowski is studying veterinary medicine in 1931, in the depths of the Great Depression, when his parents are killed in an auto accident. Jacob discovers they had mortgaged their lives to fund his schooling, and he is now

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Book Review – Rough Magicke

Author John Houghton sets his novel Rough Magicke in northwest Indiana, in the fictional county of Annandale originally created by classic Hoosier author Meredith Nicholson in the novel The House of a Thousand Candles – the locale corresponds pretty closely

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Books to Read Before You Die

The British librarian’s organization — “Museum, Libraries and Archives Council” — has put together a List of Books to Read Before You Die. I have a pretty good start on the list. Of the ones I haven’t read yet, I

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A Short Glossary for Culture Warriors

CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES: Hurt other people, apologize to Jesus, and get into Heaven.

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100 Best First Lines from Novels

According to the American Book Review: 1. Call me Ishmael. —Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (1851) 2. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. —Jane Austen,

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What I Read in 2005 (51 Titles)

I’m going to change around a bit how I record the books I’ve read. This coming year, I’ll log titles by doing a short blog entry about them, instead of doing a running list as I have in years past.

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Movies I Need to See (or see again)

Movies that I’ve never seen, or need to see again because it’s been a long time. 2001: A Space Odyssey “The 400 Blows” (1959) Francois Truffaut “8 1/2″ (1963) Federico Fellini A Bout de Souffle A Room With a View

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Neologisms and New Words Dictionary: A – L

Neologisms are alternate meanings for common words – a few of those, plus some new words from old ones.

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Bush Dimbulbs

How many Bush administration officials does it take to change a light bulb? None. There’s nothing wrong with that light bulb. There is no need to change anything. We made the right decision and nothing has happened to change our

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Neologisms and New Words Dictionary: M-Z

Neologisms are alternate meanings for common words – a few of those, plus some new words from old ones.

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A Women’s Glossary

Argument (ar*gyou*ment) n.: A discussion that occurs when you’re right, but he just hasn’t realized it yet.

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What Your Resume Really Means

I’m Extremely Adept At All Manner Of Office Organization: I can make my own coffee.

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Real Cowboy

An old cowboy dressed to kill with cowboy shirt, hat, jeans, spurs and chaps went to a bar and ordered a drink. As he sat there sipping his whiskey, a young lady sat down next to him.

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Gay Sons

Four men went golfing together one day; three headed to the first tee and one went into the club house to take care of the bill. The three men started talking, bragging about their sons.

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Top Ten Jerry Falwell Pet Peeves About TV

10. Angels Shouldn’t Go Around "Touching" Anyone 9. Mister Rogers’ sissy loafers. 8. "Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane" are lesbian, gay, gay and lesbian. 7. Bastards at MTV didn’t even look at my "Road Rules" audition tape. 6. If you

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Hickbonics/English Dictionary

HEIDI – (noun): Greeting.

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To Think That I Saw Him On Christopher Street

One day I was bored, I had nothing to do, With nothing to do, you’d be bored. Wouldn’t You? So I sat by my window and feeling so sad, Thought, Maybe I’ll answer a personal ad.

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