Happy Monday, the Internet. Let’s make a mix.
I’ll pick a theme and a prompt song, you submit songs in my ask, and I’ll select the 12 which I either like best or with which I am least familiar.
This week’s theme is “Fathers,” which I guess was obvious, and your prompt is attached.
One submission per person, please.
A lot covered in one book….
where have you been, jack douglas
what kind of things have you seen
Jack Douglas (1908-1989) was a well-known gag writer who wrote for such radio and television performers as Bob Hope, Red Skelton, George Gobel, Jimmy Durante, and Jack Paar. He was the author of My Brother Was an Only Child. He was a regular guest on on Jack Paar’s shows in the late 1950s and early 1960s and on shows hosted by Merv Griffin, Dick Cavett and Johnny Carson. Douglas was married three times: to Merle Crain, with whom he had a son John and a daughter Marlene; to Marion Hutton, with whom he had a son, Peter; and to Japanese-born singer and comedienne Reiko, with whom he had two sons, Bobby and Timothy. Reiko frequently appeared with him on television.
Slate recently ran a piece by writer Ruth Graham on adults reading YA fiction with the subheading, “Read whatever you want. But you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.” Graham probably didn’t write that subhead, but she did write this:
I struggle with this sometimes, and find the premise of “don’t read crap” to be a fair starting point. Don’t waste good. I think that’s Gibbs’ rule number five.
In this new 10-part series, ten of my favourite people on Twitter talk about what they do on Twitter and why—their Twitter philosophies, their do’s and don’ts, and what they make of the medium in general. First up: kimmy @arealliveghost whose Twitter feed is unique and moving and poetic…
Let’s try something, the Internet.
It’s Monday, so, I would like you to help me make a mix.
I’ll select a theme and a prompt — this week the theme is “Girlfriends,” and this song is your prompt — and based on those things, you reply to my ask with your submissions for the mix.
I will select the twelve which I either like the most or with which I am least familiar, and post the curated mix on Friday.
One submission per person, please, Tumblface.
laptop overheating?? pour water on it to cool it down!
i trusted you
Do not trust people like me. I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth. I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible. And when I leave you will finally understand, why storms are named after people
“People don’t understand the elegance of simplicity. If you take a sophisticated idea, reduce it to the simplest possible terms so that it’s accessible to everybody, and don’t get simple mixed up with simplistic, it’s how you mount and present something that makes it engaging.”