Saturday March 06, 2010 at 20:38

“Apple maggot quarantine area
Do not transport
Homegrown fruit!”

— Traditional Washington State Sing-Along Song
The Dashboard: Apple Weather

Friday September 04, 2009 at 9:03

Chris Ware’s cover for Granta 108: Chicago

Chris Ware’s cover for Granta 108: Chicago

Wednesday August 12, 2009 at 11:05

“I guess I could just put this in an email to you, but let’s live like kings and use this blogging platform as our own personal space.”


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Friday August 07, 2009 at 16:51

you can’t make people shut up. they will find a way to say what they want to, if they really need to. that’s what’s wonderful about the internet. they can say it, and you don’t have to read it.

if you try to make them shut up, you will spend a lot of energy trying to stop other people from doing their thing.

instead, spend your energy doing your thing.

— Justin Hall, "CommDecAct," 22 February 1996; quoted in Scott Rosenberg, "Putting Everything Out There," Say Everything (via Fireland)

Thursday July 30, 2009 at 16:45



I’ve been thinking a fair bit about this word contraction since Mills’ discussion. Based on the comments it seems that Ireland is the only country in which it’s used.

That and whatever country my six-year-old lives in. It makes perfect sense to me so I see no need to correct it. “Y’all” is part of the vernacular here, covering a gap in the English language as spoken in the rest of the country; no reason not to use another useful contraction here.

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Friday July 17, 2009 at 9:53

Radiohead, “You and Whose Army?”

<Reactions to Radiohead>

(audio from fmly)

Wednesday July 15, 2009 at 21:17

The youngster wanted to see if the President’s haircut felt like his own. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The youngster wanted to see if the President’s haircut felt like his own. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Monday July 13, 2009 at 13:06

Friday July 03, 2009 at 11:00


Reblogging a 10-month old post because it’s getting me through this morning single-handedly.

(So much great stuff that just slips into the morass. Try this cool link I’ve personalised just for you.)

That’s a nice link. Mine only goes to 827 but the spirit of the gesture is greatly appreciated.

Monday June 29, 2009 at 13:05

Have we talked yet

(Prelude: there’s a whole fascinating conversation that I’m picking up on only one tiny little part of here, so click on that handy “kfan” hyperlink that’s coming up if you want to plug in to that. Wait for it. Here it comes:)


Archives are at best an afterthought. Very little is considered to be of value the next day, the next week. We throw words down the whole, a few people glance at them, maybe even a lot of people, but the words keep falling, and maybe you “like” them somehow, but then they are gone and there are new words falling.

This is as good as any moment to remind you, person reading this, to go to the Tumblr dashboard and click the “Liked ___ posts” link in the upper right corner. Or go to Twitter and click on “Favorites” in the right sidebar. You will laugh, you will cry, (you will laugh so hard you will cry), you will reread something that you almost forgot you read in the first place and it will make you like it all over again, you will see something that you can’t figure out why you liked it, you will reconsider things with different eyes and realize that it’s even better/deeper/richer than you imagined.

Things you liked aren’t just some lame Greatest Hits album, they’re an internet mixtape you put together for yourself and you haven’t even listened to it yet. Now might be a good time to start.

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