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10 Completely True Shocking Facts About ‘Star Wars’ That You Probably Didn’t Know Before the Internet

10. The famous friendship between Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart started when they crossed paths during the casting process for the voice of R2-D2, a role that eventually went to Zero Mostel. 9. The very first draft of the basic … Continue reading

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Felt-Tip Typography

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Beavering Away

Here’s today’s task list, which is a pretty average task list for a pretty average workday: 1. I have to start and finish an artist’s book for the 4th Annual 4ever Morgan Conservancy Open House and Silent Auction. I committed … Continue reading

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Notes for Imaginary Novels, 05.05.10

1. Eyes of the Tigress: In 9799 A.D., Deela Proudborn, orphaned witch-princess of the ice-bound land of Yuessa, dwells in a cave at Rakna’s Rock, dresses in a skimpy metal bikini draped with gauzy scraps of platinum chain mail, always … Continue reading

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Notes, 04.29.10

In the backyard: blue jays harassing squirrels, chipmunks improving the Underground service from Phlox to Mimosa and points beyond, expired bumblebees like Little Birds downed in the paddies of ‘Nam, milkweed pods split open and deflated like wrecked zeppelins, every … Continue reading

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Notes, 01.10/07

1. He kept his lab notes in an old ledger, covered the fronts and backs of every pale green page with formulas for tissue stains and rudimentary drawings of muscles and nerves and the various ways chameleons tilt their heads … Continue reading

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Books, 01.10

1. Pass the Butterworms, Tim Cahill 2. Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick 3. Ethics, Simon Blackburn 4. Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, Michael Pollan 5. Lavinia, Ursula K. Le Guin 6. Mr. Lunch Borrows a Canoe, J. Otto Seibold … Continue reading

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Notes, 01.10/06

1. After recess, they watched a film about how fortune cookies were made and a film about a pencil factory. Then, after the last bell, in the graveled limbo between the portable classrooms, Chuck Ott hit him in the shoulder … Continue reading

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Work Notes, 01.22.10

1. Imply but do not illuminate connections. 2. Sentences ought to take left turns in the middle. 3. Use inappropriate metaphors. 4. Use adjectives only to confuse, not to clarify images. 5. Misdirection is the right direction. 6. Express imaginary … Continue reading

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Various Poems, 01.22.10

1. “Black Earth,” Marianne Moore 2. “Doctor Frolic,” Robert Pinsky 3. “Mirabeau Bridge,” Guillaume Apollinaire 4. “Natural Selection,” Alan Shapiro 5. “Toth Fairy,” Sharon Olds 6. “Filling Station,” Elizabeth Bishop 7. “You, Andrew Marvell,” Archibald MacLeish 8. “When I Heard … Continue reading

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Various Dreams, 12.09

1. Dreamt that Peter Buck of R.E.M. owned a barber shop called “Go Team Go!”. 2. Lost & carless in a big weird city, which was part a New York borough like a Knipl borough, part Los Angeles circa November … Continue reading

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Books, 12.09

1. The Bridge, Iain Banks 2. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood 3. The Ideal Book, William Morris 4. Pat the Beastie, Henrik Drescher 5. Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell 6. Transition, Iain M. Banks 7. Rubber Soul, Sandra Mizumoto Posey

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Various Dreams, 11.09

1. Sat house for Willie Nelson while he was away taking care of some sort of business. His house was small and empty and the fridge only had packets of restaurant margarine in it. 2. Tried to find a train … Continue reading

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Books, 11.09

1. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley 2. Consider Phlebas, Iain M. Banks 3. The Men Who Stare at Goats, Jon Ronson 4. The Curve of Binding Energy, John McPhee 5. The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin

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Books, 10.09

1. Death of a Red Heroine, Qiu Xiaolong 2. Kindred, Octavia E. Butler 3. The Language of the Night, Ursula K. Le Guin 4. Best American Travel Writing 2004, Pico Iyer (ed.)

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