Procrastination Station #116
How much do you love this photo? Made me smile.
Check out this visual poem by Stephen Nelson. A good reminder to keep an eye out for weird and wonderful things when we’re out and about!
Hey! I’m reading at Shore Poets this month! Come along…?
Speaking of wonderful things: Regina Green self-published a lovely collection of poems here!
Calling all DIY book-binding enthusiasts! This is the coolest idea!
FOR SOME REASON THERE’S A POSTER OF MATT DAMON IN MY CASKET
WHY I DO NOT KNOW SRSLY THERE’S ALSO SOME INCENSE
IT’S LIKE A SHRINE IN HERE BUT NOT TO ME EXACTLY
The Lovesong of J Alfred Capslock wins all the internets.
I love everything about this photo.
Secret tunnels! Ornate giltwork! Plush armchairs! Real trees growing on the shop floor! Check out the world’s most beautiful bookstores… and be prepared to drool!
Caustic Cover Critic investigates yet more rip-off book covers. (although, is also rude about Margaret Atwood. Boo!)
It has been incredible to watch people come together in the wake of this storm, to see neighbors support one another, to have complete strangers ask me in line for the ATM if I am okay, if my family is okay, if my house is okay. A lot of people here are not okay. A lot of people have lost so much, and a lot of people still do not have power or water or homes, and another storm is coming.
The Rejectionist’s short but moving response to Hurricane Sandy is really great.
OMG, this might well be the coolest DIY ever!
I’d really like to buy these posters for the college I work at.
My wonderful and talented friend Sally was the official photographer for the Edinburgh International Festival this year. Her photographs of the fest can be viewed at her exhibition, FRAMED, on now at The Hub, Edinburgh. Please do go along!
WIN: Tammy Baldwin (WI) is also one of them, defeating popular Republican Tommy Thompson in the Wisconsin Senate race, making her both Wisconsin’s first female senator and the first openly gay member of the US Senate. Said Baldwin: “I am well aware that I will have the honour to be Wisconsin’s first woman US senator, and I am well aware that I will be the first openly gay member of the United States Senate, but I didn’t run to make history. I ran to make a difference. But in choosing me to tackle those problems the people of Wisconsin have made history.”
Liss has made a great list of the various things that were won on Tuesday night apart from just the Presidency. Makes for some happy reading.
This DIY advent calendar is such a good idea! Especially for us vegans, who can’t easily find chocolate ones in stores!
Gum-voting is a super cool, if slightly gross, idea.
[A]s sex workers we also face deep-seated stigmas which mean that if we don’t disclose to you our stories of tragedy and the demeaning experiences we have faced we run the risk of not being believed by you.
This is what we call “tragedy porn”: A desire in the feminist movement to hear tragic stories of hardship from sex workers, and when we don’t tell them, we face the accusation that we are covering up the “truth” about sex work.
This is brilliant. I wanted to applaud at the end. (You need to scroll down.)
OH THE SCHADENFREUDE! White People Mourning Romney is JUST TOO GOOD!
I would like this car, please.
Lovely Boyfriend just got an iPad, which is far too high-tech for me! Might try to persuade him to mod it up with one of these! (Thanks Graeme!)
This is absolutely freaking brilliant. It’s hard to critique education without making teachers feel like crap, so well done Mr Godin!
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