WIRED: Geek Love at 25: How a Freak Family Inspired Your Pop Culture Heroes
KURT COBAIN AND COURTNEY LOVE were fans. Terry Gilliam—former Monty Pythonite and the director of Time Bandits, Brazil, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas—calls it “the most romantic novel about love and family I have read. It made me ashamed to be so utterly normal.” In the ’90s, Harry Anderson, the magician and actor (he played the Judge on Night Court) optioned the film rights and wrote a movie script himself. Flea, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist, adores it. “Certain books,” he says, “are so imaginative that they suck you into a world that you’d never known existed. They make you feel like you’re being let in on this secret. It’s life-changing.”
More here: http://www.wired.com/underwire/2014/03/geek-love/
The up side - It’s now warm enough to run outside.
The down side - No one told that to all the ice and snow sitting around.
Hustlers, Beats and Others / Ned Polsky (1969 ed.)
Unused cover comp for Spencer Madsen’s book You Can Make Anything Sad
Jérémie Fischer (couv.), L’île du temps perdu
Photo book of a Yukio Mishima’s short film “Yūkoku (憂國) or The Rite of Love and Death aka Patriotism” was published in 1966.
How To Read A 223-Page Novel In Just 77 Minutes
Spritz is a company that makes a speed-reading technology which allows you to get through a mass of text, reading every word, in a fraction of the time it would take if you were turning the pages of a book or swiping through a Kindle.
The basis of Spritz concept is that much of the time spend reading is “wasted” on moving your eyes from side to side, from one word to the next. By flashing the words quickly, one after the other, all in the same place, eye movement is reduced almost to zero. All that’s left is the time you take to process the word before the next one appears.
The company is selling licenses for other companies who might want to use the technology in operating systems, applications, wearables, and websites. Obviously, the tiny screen of a smart watch instantly springs to mind.
But the real revelation of Spritz is in trying it yourself.
Sorry, I’m awful about reading messages and then completely forgetting to respond!
Stephenson is an author that has interested me for a while now. I read “Snow Crash” because it seems to be his most well-known book, but I’ve heard that a lot of his later publications expand on on the cyberpunk genre in a much more eloquent way. I’ll absolutely try to get my hands on “Anathem” at some point! I also want to read “The Big U” and “The System of the World.”
It’s just a shame that some of these novels are tough to find in the average bookstore. I may end up ordering them online once I can afford to pay full price, but until then, I’ll just keep an eye out when I wander through used book sales.
I’ve spent the past year desperately trying to build up my professional wardrobe and learn how to dress like an adult. All I really want is 2-3 outfits that I can wear to job interviews without looking like 1) I’m a high school student or 2) I’m playing dress-up with my mother’s closet.
But I swear that women’s clothing only has two settings. It’s either like
Or it’s like
I’ve been shopping for months and barely bought 3 items, all of which are either shoes or accessories.
Come on, people, there’s got to be a happy medium here.