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On a recent podcast, musician Aimee Mann said, “Being stuck in one place and bored out of your mind is the key to creativity.” I couldn’t agree more. My writing career only began because I was bored out of my … Continue reading
Some brilliant person has taken the J.Crew catalog and used the images to create three minute narratives that are both funny and, in the words of one commenter, “de-mythologize the vaguely-exotic-yet-comfortable-and-assured lifestyles and identities marketed to our authenticity-seeking culture. It … Continue reading
My “novel in the drawer” (the book I wrote two years ago and am keeping in reserve for a rainy day) is the story of a vigilante of sorts who is desperate to remain unidentified by his community. He enacts … Continue reading
This odd and fascinating man, who spent untold hours creating a device to remove the filling from an Oreo cookie, is just the kind of person you might find in one of my books.
The Illinois board of tourism created this video in honor of Abraham Lincoln and the attention he will be receiving at the Academy Awards this evening as a result of the Spielberg film. It’s a bizarre film by any standards … Continue reading
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Brace yourself for the most amazing video of 2013. Featuring the most amazing product of 2013. Just imagine the applications: Apply to your dog’s fur on a rainy daySurreptitiously apply to a friend’s soup spoon as a gagCoat your entire … Continue reading
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is 200 years old this week. In celebration of this anniversary, Anglerfish Magazine created a “Which Pride and Prejudice Character Are You?” flowchart. Usually these flowcharts are nonsense, but this one seems, at least for me, spot … Continue reading