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1. Lately a friend of mine’s four year old is into saying, “I don’t like your good...

Lately a friend of mine’s four year old is into saying, “I don’t like your good idea.” (I assume this is a contraction of some preschool-learned politeness along the lines of “That’s a good idea, but…”)

Just putting it out there in case you’ve been looking for a new way to express displeasure/ issue a veto/ rebut a think piece.

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2. Haha! I guess they felt like Jane Bare Knuckles It would be too...



Haha! I guess they felt like Jane Bare Knuckles It would be too much of a stretch.



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3. When Jane was working on this story on the history of Seventeen, we did a lot of emailing back and...

When Jane was working on this story on the history of Seventeen, we did a lot of emailing back and forth about Back to School magazine issues and how much we loved them. In junior high I read the hell out of every September issue of Seventeen, and the memory is all caught up with the anticipation of seeing people again after the summer and the belief that Everything Was Going To Be Different This Year.

One year, one of the pieces of editorial advice was to soak cotton balls with perfume and lay them on your next day’s outfit so that the outfit would become pleasantly layered with scent. I did this DILIGENTLY for at least a month. Four or five cotton balls each night. So that’s what September always feels like to me, like the time of year that you believe that you can soak some cotton balls in Jean Nate, tuck them in your clothes overnight, and become magically alluring the next day.

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4. One of my favorite things in Sylvia Plath’s diaries are the entries that swing from “I...

One of my favorite things in Sylvia Plath’s diaries are the entries that swing from “I need to start having people over for dinner more often! What a pleasure to cook for people!” to “I need to stop having people over for dinner all the time, they’re assholes and I need more time to write.” (Loose paraphrase!)

I think of this whenever I get in a burst of sociability.

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5. maudnewton: Dear ragweed: I almost typed rageweed by accident,...



maudnewton:

Dear ragweed: I almost typed rageweed by accident, even though I was going to try to come up with something fair-minded to say. Such as, theoretically I have nothing against you. But if you could just not pollinate? Or if you could thrive on the moon?

Ugh, yes. When I read today’s horoscope for Geminis, it left off, “You will accidentally take a Benadryl nap midmorning.”

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6. A couple of years ago we were in San Francisco visiting my stepson, and one night we were walking...

A couple of years ago we were in San Francisco visiting my stepson, and one night we were walking back from dinner and there was this nice grenadine-ish smell in the air, and I said, “It smells like cherries.” My stepson paused, sniffed, and said, “That’s urinal cakes, Carrie.” (Except he’s very deadpan, so it was more like, “That’s. urinal. cakes.”) Anyway, I was writing well this morning so I was late getting to the woods for a walk. It was already hot out and there were lots of thick gnarly spider webs everywhere with dime-sized spiders in them. None of the guys I passed were wearing shirts. And once in a while when the breeze picked up it smelled a lot like urinal cakes (not unpleasantly!).

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7. “My stylist went out hunting for red leather pants and you would think that in 1981, in New York City, you would have been able to find red leather pants everywhere, but we could only find one pair,” he says over the phone from New Mexico. “So she b

The surprising and tragic story behind the behind on Loverboy’s Get Lucky cover

(Those pants! Get Lucky was in my first batch of tapes from the Columbia Record and Tape Club.)

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8. Fascinating table of the incomes in Jane Austen novels. (The...



Fascinating table of the incomes in Jane Austen novels. (The dollar equivalents are for 1988; adjusted for 2014 Mr. Darcy has $667,000 a year.) (Via.)



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10. sfilzen: Jukebox last updated in 1980 (at Delta Lodge...



sfilzen:

Jukebox last updated in 1980 (at Delta Lodge Wisconsin)



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11. My friend Flurry saw this while he was out and about in San...



My friend Flurry saw this while he was out and about in San Francisco today. He wrote, “Title page of novel? Contents of package? Taped to teacher’s back?”

I really hope it’s the first. “Now I’d like to read a short section from my novel entitled … ,” etc.



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12. "I’m not used to seeing people’s faces," he said. "There’s too much information there. Aren’t you..."

“"I’m not used to seeing people’s faces," he said. "There’s too much information there. Aren’t you aware of it? Too much, too fast."

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The Strange Tale of the North Pond Hermit

Wow. This is an incredible story of a man who lived in the woods of Maine for nearly three decades, surviving almost entirely on things he stole from summer homes. He was finally caught, and reporter Micheal Finkel struck up a sort of friendship with him, visiting him in prison and learning about the years he spent silent and alone. 

(via chels)


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14. socialjusticekoolaid: Love “Da Man Wit the Chips” but Jameila...









socialjusticekoolaid:

Love “Da Man Wit the Chips” but Jameila White is the new “Protest MVP.” #staywoke #trill 









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15. Ways to help Ferguson: Campaigns for Mike Brown

Ways to help Ferguson: Campaigns for Mike Brown:

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16. alexanderchee: One thing I’ve always wondered—why the fox never...





alexanderchee:

One thing I’ve always wondered—why the fox never got a card in the Tarot.

There should be a fox card.





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17. http://tesslynch.tumblr.com/post/94700594128/ive-been-thinking-about-this-jezebel-piece

http://tesslynch.tumblr.com/post/94700594128/ive-been-thinking-about-this-jezebel-piece:

tesslynch:

I’ve been thinking about this Jezebel piece tonight, while scrolling through the coverage of the atrocities happening in Ferguson. The piece, “Why Would I Ever Want to Bring a Child Into this Fucked Up World?”, was written less than a month ago. Over the past couple of days, everything has…

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18. plotwillbeshot: iwriteaboutfeminism: A sample of tweets on...





















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iwriteaboutfeminism:

A sample of tweets on #Ferguson tonight, 8/13/14

america. like. what.





















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19. leonardodicrapio: Leonardo DiCaprio gets attacked by a penguin...





leonardodicrapio:

Leonardo DiCaprio gets attacked by a penguin during a trip to Antarctica in 2006





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20. You write, "It’s like I keep figuring this shit out, and then forgetting it immediately." That's not your strange little personal problem. That's not what makes you uniquely fucked. That's a universal truth, a fundamental dimension of the human conditio

— From an ‘Ask Polly' a couple weeks back that I keep thinking about because a. it's true and b. enjoyment of imagining Oprah zonking out across from Deepak.

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21. Amazon wants readers to write to Michael Pietsch! GLADLY.

Amazon wants readers to write to Michael Pietsch! GLADLY.:

dorkismo:

Dear Mr Pietsch

I write to you as a reader, at the behest of Amazon. Also as a writer, a sometime tech journalist, a former antiquarian bookseller, and as a student of publishing and copyright history.

I beg you to refuse to negotiate with Amazon, now or ever. Don’t do it!

This letter claims…

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22. executiverealness: Goodbye to another one of the best ever....



executiverealness:

Goodbye to another one of the best ever. #rip #laurenbacall



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23. gwendabond: vivianleighs: To Have and Have Not (1944) dir....













gwendabond:

vivianleighs:

To Have and Have Not (1944) dir. Howard Hawks

#at least you two are together now 

R.I.P.

What a magnificent long, interesting career she had.













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24. We’ve reached the part of summer where the woods are...



We’ve reached the part of summer where the woods are filled with gnats, a strange cat-piss odor, and bear warnings.



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