Monty Python was first aired on British television screens on October 5 1969. Famous for the ministry of silly walks and the dead parrot sketch, the legacy of the series lives on.
From BBC article: Author Stephen King was mistaken for a vandal when he started signing books during an unannounced visit to a shop in Australia, according to local media. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation said staff at the Alice Springs book store did not initially realise the writer was autographing his own novels. Bookshop manager Bev(…)
This is pretty amazing, among the authors whose works are available here: Alcott, Louisa May Alighieri, Dante Andersen, Hans Christian Austen, Jane Balzac, Honore de Barrie, James M. Bierce, Ambrose Blake, William Bronte, Emily Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, Anne Bulfinch, Thomas Burnett, Francis Hodgson Burroughs, Edgar Rice Byron, Lord George Gordon Carroll, Lewis Cervantes, Miguel de(…)
Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.") and is said to have called it his best work. Wired Magazine asked sci-fi, fantasy, and horror writers from the realms of books, TV, movies, and games to take a shot themselves. Computer, did we bring batteries? Computer? – Eileen(…)
From Rolling Stone Magazine: How is it done? How do you screw the taxpayer for millions, get away with it and then ride off into the sunset with one middle finger extended, the other wrapped around a chilled martini? Ask Earnest O. Robbins — he knows all about being a successful contractor in Iraq. You(…)
This is pretty ridiculous, but below is the transcript: “Eleven Tips on Getting More Efficiency Out of Women Employees: There’s no longer any question whether transit companies should hire women for jobs formerly held by men. The draft and manpower shortage has settled that point. The important things now are to select the most efficient(…)
Will the San Francisco Chronicle be the first newspaper to kill print in favor of its online sfgate.com?
photo: in2jazz From article: Why the San Francisco Chronicle is a candidate to exit print Play with me on this one: Which major American newspaper should be the first to throw up its hands and stop publishing a print product? It’s a question worth asking. This could be the worst year for newspapers since the(…)
I like that Ted Kennedy is 'Sunburn'! Secret Service codenames are a throwback to the period before electronic transmissions were encrypted. Although they serve no practical security function today, the US Army Signal Corps still assigns codenames (mostly out of tradition). John Anderson Miracle, Starburst, Stardust Keke Anderson Scarlet Howard Baker Snapshot (…)
Shamelessly lifted in its entirety from JobMob From Resume Hell: “Career break in 1999 to renovate my horse” “1990 – 1997: Stewardess – Royal Air Force” Hobbies: “enjoy cooking Chinese and Italians” “Service for old man to check they are still alive or not.” Cleaning skills: “bleaching, pot washing, window cleaning, mopping, e.t.c” “Job involved…counselling(…)
Q: Can someone be a brilliant artist without being seriously fucked-up? Can someone be a brilliant artist and be completely sane and well-adjusted? Can the sane and good create art that is meaningful and not simply bland or pretty to look at? —Isaiah Technician CP: Here’s my theory: Anyone who makes a career in writing,(…)
The Sorted Books project began in 1993 years ago and is ongoing. The project has taken place in many different places over the years, ranging form private homes to specialized public book collections. The process is the same in every case: culling through a collection of books, pulling particular titles, and eventually grouping the books(…)