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A softer world: 627. Emily So I bought this pretty edition of David Foster Wallace's Broom of the System when Joey and I were in Ohio.

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I read two-thirds of it, then made the mistake of putting it down for a while and came back to it this week. A softer world: 626. Joey Happy new year!

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I am excited about all the sex I will maybe have this year. And the friendly hugs. But those are better experienced in the moment, where I think sex anticipation is pretty great all on its own even before the actual sex. Okay, let's be honest, I have never had sex. A softer world: 623. Joey Christmas is almost here, and I am staying home and playing Mass Effect 2.

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How is that for Holiday cheer? Will there be a new version of a Christmas Carol about a gentleman who plays video games instead of being Christmasy? Will this be the Doctor Who Christmas Special? A softer world: 609. A softer world: 586. Joey Haha, from Wikipedia: Mitchum is regarded by critics as one of the finest actors of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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Roger Ebert called him 'the soul of film noir'. Mitchum himself, however, was self-effacing; in an interview with Barry Norman for the BBC about his contribution to cinema, Mitchum stopped Norman in mid flow and in his typical phlegmatic style said, "Look! A softer world: 587. Joey Haha, from Wikipedia: Mitchum is regarded by critics as one of the finest actors of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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Roger Ebert called him 'the soul of film noir'. Mitchum himself, however, was self-effacing; in an interview with Barry Norman for the BBC about his contribution to cinema, Mitchum stopped Norman in mid flow and in his typical phlegmatic style said, "Look! I have two kinds of acting. A softer world: 589. Emily My friend Beth got Regretsy'd!

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She makes custom drawings of people, drawn with Justin Bieber, riding a unicorn. The whole project was based on the suggestion of a child of Beth's acquaintance, and it's really interesting to see her tongue-in-cheek work featured alongside pieces that feel a good deal more... sincere? A softer world: 38. Joey The We Are Become Pals book is here!

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You can buy it right now, for $16 in hardcover! It is a book that feels nice to read, and feels nice to hold in your hand. In hardcover it makes the perfect gift for your own best friend. A softer world: 48. Joey The We Are Become Pals book is here!

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You can buy it right now, for $16 in hardcover! It is a book that feels nice to read, and feels nice to hold in your hand. In hardcover it makes the perfect gift for your own best friend. It’s a hard book to describe, but this is the blurb we came up with: A softer world: 603. Emily This morning I read an article about butter in the Guardian.

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It has the usual stuff about the margarine vs. butter battles of the 19th and 20th centuries, but adds an interesting tidbit about the Protestant Reformation: the Catholic church heavily restricted butter-eating, and the countries which went protestant in the 16th C were largely butter-eating areas of Europe, rather than the oil-eating southern bits which stayed Catholic. Correlation ain't necessarily causation, but it's a tasty coincidence nonetheless!

A softer world: 616. Emily Oh internet, you've taken up so much of my day, how about I take up some of yours in retaliation.

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So I've got kind of a creepy obsession with Edith Zimmerman (especially her Letters to the Editors of Women's Magazines) and so I was beyond stoked to find that she's doing a site as part of the Awl's nascent blog network. Here's a little sample, which ends delightfully weirdly. A softer world: 63. Emily Joey and I started making news posts in early 2008, but we didn't have archives for them until now!

So I'm going to repost here some of my old links here: Society in Decline:Intrastate Commerce - yet more evidence that the USA (in general) has done a better job holding on to great midcentury signage. Year 2008 in Photographs - the Boston Globe's The Big Picture has a three-part best of series, this is part one. Foodpairing - teaches you how to combine your foods in new ways, AND it has suggestions for substitutions. A softer world: 43. Emily Joey and I started making news posts in early 2008, but we didn't have archives for them until now!

So I'm going to repost here some of my old links here: Society in Decline:Intrastate Commerce - yet more evidence that the USA (in general) has done a better job holding on to great midcentury signage. Year 2008 in Photographs - the Boston Globe's The Big Picture has a three-part best of series, this is part one. A softer world: 618. Emily Just to keep everyone on their toes, please note that TopatoCo Shipping Deadlines are in FULL EFFECT. Check out the details here if you want to get your webcomics swag before Dec 25. If you're less into reading books and more into having cat pictures on your wall, you might consider Lucy Knisley's Standard Linney Formations. A softer world: 622. A softer world: 387. Joey The We Are Become Pals book is here! You can buy it right now, for $16 in hardcover! It is a book that feels nice to read, and feels nice to hold in your hand.

In hardcover it makes the perfect gift for your own best friend.