Ian K.

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Ian K. and Chris Scalzi

—19th Century American Literature

In this installment of the Distilled Minds podcast, Ian interviews Chris about early 19th century literature, including transcendentalism, Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman.

bad-postcards:

DAVYYYY, DAAAAVY CROCKET, KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER

DAVID CROCKETT, one of the heroes of the Alamo, had been in Texas but a short time when he joined its fight for independence. Davy is one of the life-size wax figures in the Alamo scene at the Southwestern Historical Wax Museum at State Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.

bad-postcards:

DAVYYYY, DAAAAVY CROCKET, KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER

DAVID CROCKETT, one of the heroes of the Alamo, had been in Texas but a short time when he joined its fight for independence. Davy is one of the life-size wax figures in the Alamo scene at the Southwestern Historical Wax Museum at State Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.

Matt Fraction reminded me of this a while back.

hodgman:

Tonight on GOING DEEP, David Rees sings some songs about airplanes. This video is a preview. I encourage you to watch it and then watch the show tonight at 10PM on @NatGeoChannel. 

Now here are some observations about the video:

1) It made me smile my dumb head in half. 

2) The tumble wing then made the separated halves of my head explode in one-two successive booms. 

3) I am writing this without a head.

4) “I am an orphan, this is my private jet” should be its own show.

5) Click through to the actual YouTube page to read some of the most hilariously grouchy comments from people who hate songs. 

6) SERIOUSLY EVERYONE, I AM ASKING YOU PERSONALLY: please vote with your eyes and watch this show tonight or pretend to watch it while talking about it on social media so David can make another season.

DO YOUR PART to convince future AI robots that we didn’t just make mistakes all the time. 

Thank you. 

That is all. 

PS: You can catch up with previous episodes HERE

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.

(Source: Spotify)

jwunderbread:

wastetheday:

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.
http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/d/douglas_j.htm

jwunderbread:

wastetheday:

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.

http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/d/douglas_j.htm

(via rivercityrabbits)

Read at whim!

austinkleon:

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:

My…

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.

What Would Twitter Do?

believermag:

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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…