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Secret Service Codenames

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  (…)

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Read Print online

Read Print online

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(…)

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Six word stories and one sentence stories.

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(…)

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Total Humor—150 Funniest Resume Mistakes, Bloopers and Blunders Ever

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(…)

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Question and answer time with Chuck Palahniuk

Question and answer time with Chuck Palahniuk

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,(…)

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Sorted Books project

Sorted Books project

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(…)

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Hunter S. Thompson’s brutally honest Canadian job request

Hunter S. Thompson’s brutally honest Canadian job request

From The Ottawa Citizen: VANCOUVER — Today Hunter S. Thompson is remembered as a literary icon, whose classic works and impetuous personality firmly stamped his place into the hearts, minds and graphic T-shirts of a malleable generation. With his seminal classics — Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail(…)

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