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Monthly Archives: March 2013

We Should Always Remember To Laugh Knowingly at Horror

She hit all the right checkboxes to get this crowd all jazzed up: Obama teleprompter jokes, White House tour cancellation jokes, jokes about her sex life, drinking a Super Big Gulp of Soda, gun talk, religion talk, a heartland twang voice, … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 Uncategorized

You’ll Never Get Rich

I was reminded of a single page in “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius”; specifically, the section where Dave Eggers breaks down his $100,000 advance on sales from his publisher. He then lists all his expenses. In the end the … Continue reading

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All in All It’s Just A

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: Palestinian labourers queue to cross into Jerusalem at an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank town of Bethlehem earlier this morning. Barack Obama is due to make his first official visit to Israel this week. … Continue reading

Is Falling, All Around Us

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: Police close the M1-M7 motorway outside Budapest this morning, as heavy snow hit Hungary. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters It’s weird; once it hits mid-March, there’s part of my head that’s just “Well, it’s far too late … Continue reading

March 15, 2013

Rock and Roll Will Never Die

Life during Primal Scream’s druggiest period must have been a constant stream of surprises. When I tell them that it’s hard to imagine a rock’n’roll band sitting down to write certain songs on More Light (the sprawling River of Pain’s … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 366 Songs

Ape Shall Not Kill Ape (But Tending Garden is Something Else)

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: A green-fingered chimp holds a pink watering can as he explores his very own herb garden, a new creation on a chimpanzee island habitat in Blair Drummond Safari Park, Stirling. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Some days, … Continue reading

Good News, Bad News

Pleasant surprise of the day: Finding out that, due to the latest reboot of io9, you can actually access my posts in a way other than Googling them individually again. Unpleasant surprise of the day: Finding this out because, while … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 Writingthoughts

One Day We’ll All Be Found

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: Ross Murray at the grave of a medieval knight that has been discovered under an old city car park in Edinburgh. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Strangest episode of Bones yet.

Hello From The Day Job

Secrets behind the Real World! etc.: I wrote a story for Digital Trends that, in the end, I couldn’t actually use today. So I thought I’d let you see it here, instead. Enjoy…? Exercise isn’t just good for the body, … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 Writingthoughts ,

In An Interstellar Burst, I Am Back To Save The Universe

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: Sparks fly as a man kicks a fire during the Perang Api ritual ahead of Nyepi Day in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. Photograph: Reuters This just looks amazing. This is what the Flash should look like, … Continue reading