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8.31.2016

Taking Fake Book Covers on the Subway

"mailing project"

Hot Books in the Cold War Cover

Hot Books in the Cold War

The CIA-Funded Secret Western Book Distribution Program Behind the Iron Curtain
Central European University Press, Hardcover, 9786155225239, 549pp.
Publication Date: July 5, 2013

8.30.2016

it's the end of the beans?

C’est la fin des haricots

Perfect for when you’re feeling furious, ‘c’est la fin des haricots’ literally translates as ‘it’s the end of the beans’. It equates to the English, ‘that’s the last straw’. The phrase makes beans feel suddenly very dramatic, and we’re not the only ones who find it funny.

Stone Song

Stone Song



I'm reading The Rock Child now - oh, god, it's so good!

Mitochondria

Whenever I see my 10-year-old daughter brimming over with so much energy that she jumps up in the middle of supper to run around the table, I think to myself, "those young mitochondria."

Mitochondria are our cells’ energy dynamos.

 I feel old... BOOM!

8.29.2016

$2.5 Billion?

Prince William  is RICH

Sometimes we’re so taken with the royal family that we think of them as just any other celebrity.  They are, in fact, in a totally separate league and here’s a fact that will quickly put things into perspective for you: Prince William is worth $2.5 Billion.

MONDAY: postcard

Margaret Atwood - brilliant = BOOM

8.28.2016

Storm Show Studios

Readers’ Choice:
Best Filmmaker:
Darrell Miller (that guy above)



After four decades on the planet and 17 years of filmmaking, Darrell Miller’s love for Jackson still shines through. Miller combined his efforts as Storm Show Studios with Ryan Halverson’s Full Room Productions in 2011 to inject new life into his projects. The two are producing homegrown ski films featuring local riders ripping it in the Tetons and beyond. Unlike many movie crews who close areas and let the world know when they are filming, Darrell (if you can actually spot him) may be found on his island of powder stashes with cameras as small as coffee cups. This low impact lurking may go unnoticed by skiers nearby, but when autumn comes along and the films are unleashed, the town speaks; people arrive in droves for D. Mill debuts. Beneath every action packed second of these films is the knowledge that these powder feats were all earned. The crew sweats their own boot pack and makes their own judgments without the help of guides. Darrell’s films continue to provide a certain level of realism that is often lost in modern day ski films. The countless hours spent producing these segments enhances the realism. Darrell’s awe and dedication for Jackson and its mountain athletes is evidenced in every single flick.
Elizabeth Koutrelakos

8.27.2016

Boz Scaggs - Heart Of Mine


 If you wanna see me cry, this song does it... BOOM! (the song, not the video)

laziness trend? No! #Millennials #Foodies

SOURCE

Millennials—those born between the early 1980s and 2000s—don’t eat cereal?  Millennial bashing is nothing new. Time magazine, for example, ran a cover story in 2013 entitled, “The me, me, me generation: Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents.”

Of the 80 million Millennials, more than half call themselves “foodies.” From Instagramming every meal (#avocadotoast) to spending upwards of 25 percent of their paychecks in restaurants, most in this age group are undeniably fixated on sourcing, cooking and enjoying food.

Author Eve Turow has a name for her food-obsessed cohorts: “Generation Yum.” In her book “A Taste of Generation Yum, How the Millennial Generation’s Love for Organic Fare, Celebrity Chefs and Microbrews Will Make or Break the Future of Food,” she digs deep into the reasons why her generation is intrigued by all aspects of food. “I really think it comes down to technology,” Turow writes. “In a land of over-stimulation, over-consumption, we are, in many ways, a malnourished generation.”

Immersing themselves in the sensual pleasures of gardening, cooking from scratch, and taking photos of food is a backlash against technology, an antidote to living in a virtual world.

Despite living through one of the worst periods of unemployment and student loan debt in American history, Generation Yummers, Turow explains, make it a priority to spend their hard-earned bucks on organic kale, homebrewing equipment, single origin coffee, and truffle cheese. They’re just not spending money on industrially produced boxed cereal. Cereal companies: You should be very, very nervous.

By 2017, Millennials will comprise more than one-fourth of the U.S. population, and are projected to have more spending power than any other generation.  Milllennials are not just spending money on food, they are Tweeting and hashtagging their way to make impactful contributions to the Food Movement.  Any Millennial foodie worth his or her organic salt knows the difference between cage-free and pastured eggs, grass fed and commodity beef, and is well-versed in the topics of food waste, fair wages for food workers, school lunches, community hunger, and how to sign up for a local CSA.


8.25.2016

short story

Short Story:

Tim Nelson had one of these:
We packed it up with people and drove to the Twin Cities to see Fleetwood Mac and other rock bands at an outdoor concert...I have the ticket stub with Lindsey Buckingham writing to me "See You Soon" - BOOM! That was kinda magical...

if I had $$

I do make mosaic...I'd mosaic a house (floor, walls and everywhere)... BOOM

bottle wall, of course...  {smile}

earthbagbuilding.com

8.24.2016

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i may apply

http://www.sprucetoninn.com/
for NEXT YEAR!
ARTIST RESIDENCY
Thank you so much to everyone who applied this year, and congratulations to this year’s Residents! Theresa Bloise, Keith Carollo, Erin Dorney, Marc Drumwright, Carmen Maria Machado, Zora O’Neill, Eleanor Wilson, and JooHee Yun!

The short version:

Six artists. One week each. Free stay. No strings attached.

The little bit longer version:

Each year, from January through March, six selected artists will be awarded a no-cost, week-long residency at The Spruceton Inn to spend creating.
As artists ourselves, we understand the need for solitude, the need to get away from your everyday surroundings so you can escape into the world you are summoning without the usual distractions. This residency provides exactly that.
Residents are chosen through an open call by me (Casey Scieszka) and my husband, Steven Weinberg. The application consists of two parts which can be filled out and submitted here. Applications are accepted during the month of October. You will be notified either way by November 15th.
Currently the program is open only to writers and 2D visual artists (21 and over) because these are the artistic realms with which Steven and I are personally involved. Collaborations will not be accepted at this time.
If the selected artists wish, we will have some of their work available to read/look at around the inn’s communal spaces for everyone to enjoy.
We will be accepting applications online during the month of Ocotber 2016 for Winter 2017.

You Were Born Lyrics - Cloud Cult


BIG LOVE for this band! BOOM!

WAYUU TRIBE

HANDMADE WAYUU MOCHILA BAGS | WOVEN BY THE INDIGENOUS WAYUU TRIBE OF SOUTH AMERICA www.wayuutribe.com

8.23.2016

BIG ONE

READ

26 million in danger: The "big one" expected as tons of ash thrown into the sky from deadly Mexican volcano Popocatepetl


Photo www.dailymail.co.uk
The increased seismic activity this weekend could mean it is bubbling up for a devastating "big one" eruption - the likes of which have not been seen since 2000 when 41,000 people had to evacuate.
The latest flurry of eruptions happened over 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday, coinciding with a magnitude 1.8 earthquake.
They followed a series of four other eruptions last Monday that were also triggered by two smaller earthquakes over a spate of 24 hours.

READ the Big Wobble every day - it's important: BOOM!

|PINK|

I had a dream of making a pink girl face... way weird?  BOOM!


8.22.2016

Sting's brain scan?

“Sting’s brain scan pointed us to several connections between pieces of music that I know well but had never seen as related before,” Levitin says. Piazzolla’s “Libertango” and the Beatles’ “Girl” proved to be two of the most similar. Both are in minor keys and include similar melodic motifs, the paper reveals. Another example: Sting’s own “Moon over Bourbon Street” and Booker T. and the MG’s “Green Onions,” both of which are in the key of F minor, have the same tempo (132 beats per minute) and a swing rhythm. READ

WATCH

Space Grunge

Roberto Piqueras Fall/Winter 2013 - The Roberto Piqueras Fall/Winter 2013 collection explores themes varying from futuristic sci-fi imagery… SPACE GRUNGE?

NO this fashion statement didn't make it here to Massachusetts... BOOM!

It may not be too late to wear this...

8.21.2016

New Hotel Coming to Wind River Country

New Hotel Coming to Wind River Country: The all-new Shoshone Rose Hotel and Casino opens its doors on September 30, 2016. This new 61-room hotel is located in Lander, Wyoming.
Visitors ready to check out the new hotel and gaming floor can now begin booking stays on the Shoshone Rose Website which is www.shoshonerose.com.

BIG NEWS! BOOM!

my messy manicure

(kidding) - that's not my hand - but I'm messy... BOOM! (Sunday Love)

8.20.2016

Darcelle!

I lived in Portland for years. I even took my mom to see Darcelle perform - drag queens were exceptionally lovely entertainers.

She's now more infamous! Darcelle Crowned World's 'Oldest Drag Queen Performer' By Guinness

Darcelle is Portland's grand dame and is the owner of the longest running drag show west of the Mississippi.
Darcelle is Portland's grand dame and is the owner of the longest running drag show west of the Mississippi.
Courtesy Walter Cole

It’s official. At 85 years old, Darcelle now wears the crown as the world’s oldest drag queen performer.
Guinness World Records awarded the City of Roses’ grand dame — who operates Darcelle XV Showplace, the longest-running drag revue west of the Mississippi — the designation this week.
Portland resident Doyle Stiles, a friend of Darcelle’s who helped shepherd the application to completion, said he got an email from Guinness early Tuesday morning with the news.
Doyle said the quest for the world record began in November when a female impersonator who is younger than Darcelle was listed as the world’s oldest.
“I immediately got into contact with Guinness and found out what the process was,” Doyle said.
Doyle spent the following months assembling paperwork, which included the birth certificate for Walter Cole, who has been playing the character of Darcelle since the late 1960s, as well as witness statements from the likes of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and former Oregon Gov. Barbara Roberts. Guinness requested witness statements as proof that Darcelle was still performing (and she is — at least four times a week).

Saturday Slow: PLAY COLOR

I plan to play color today - BOOM!

I'm coloring up a storm!


8.18.2016

Full Moon Dragon Energy... It's BIG

number 12 got me

that Pinterestland is sure interesting

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...if you’re so inclined, I’d appreciate you sharing a link to this newsletter with your real life, Facebook, Twitter and other friends: http://ktxc.to/go

I subscribe to |k| clippings   (BOOM!)

 

WORD(S)

parnel /PAR-nəl/. noun. A prostitute. More specifically: a priest’s mistress (though who’s to say none of those were love matches?). Often seen in the phrase “tender parnel.” Also rendered as pannell, pernel and others. From Pernel, a shortened form of the name Petronilla which was, at one time, a popular feminine form of the name Peter. Beyond that, the etymology is unclear.
Henry Hankovitch, con guítar,
did a short Zen pray,
on his tatami in a relaxed lotos
his mind on nuffin, rose-blue breasts,
and gave his parnel one French kiss
(John Berryman)
Get you to church and have a good priest that can tell you what marriage is; this fellow will but join you together as they join wainscot; then one of you will prove a shrunk panel, and like green timber warp, warp.
(William Shakespeare)

[[[I knew a Minnesota priest who had a parnel... really]]]

8.17.2016

my digs: who knew

my obsession with #jacksonhole continues
WHO KNEW?
...this might interest you (as it's part of my crazy research) Paris Hilton's sister married a Rothschild (yup that dynasty) and had a baby already...motel-hotel rates are up everywhere (which sucks but I never stay at a Hilton anyhow)...The Hopi Prophecy of the Blue Star Kachina means change is coming (no one knows when but a Red Kachina Star is the obvious sign)... eeek...the Children of God cult...or the cult of pedoophiliacs (with survivors like River Phoenix and Rose McGowan) cleverly changed its name to The Family International...  www.flyingobject.org may still exist...

oh this:




found protection on pinterest

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

BOOM! Even the trailer is enough for me to LOVE this film...

tree art nature

even trees are nature's artists... see? BOOM!

8.16.2016

BIG BOOM


Harrison did live there, had a ranch, maybe he still does? I lived there twice.. miss #jackson hole bad... XOX

(a little googling and he still has his ranch house)

barefoot in iceland - doesn't that sound like a book title?


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my old hometown


A photo posted by Tristan Greszko (@tgreszko) on

8.15.2016

Dosh - MPLS Rock and Roll



...so anything Minneapolis or St. Paul gets my attention - BOOM!

Ol' NYC


Occupations - Peddlers - Food - Fruit. 1936
Peddlers, Fruit: A market scene on Ninth Ave., near West 40th Street, showing a retail general produce area. This is a set of 2 views. 1936. Gift of Dr. Michael Wishengrad, A.R.P.S.


great map resource: “For the map pile: OldNYC - some 80,000 historic images of New York City mapped to their location. There are ways to participate like notifying of images that are rotated and transcribing notes on the back of photos.”

Monday Mystery

Uncle Jemima? Speeches of LBJ? Karl Malden? I am too scared to ask you all about those clown boobs?

BOOM!

amit shimoni "ORANGE CLOWN MAN"

http://theinspirationgrid.com/hipstory-new-portraits-of-world-leaders-by-amit-shimoni/

8.14.2016

Beautiful People (feat. Thom Yorke)



https://youtu.be/Z6rW2GpQLQE

Lindsey Stirling - Something Wild Ft Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (A...



Music is a good Sunday idea --BOOM!

my paddle (for adoptees)

i wrote you something adoptees about wanting to find home



I was too little to know
Too small to guess
this was too big
or that I couldn’t swim
My paddle was small
but fit into my head
I’m heading home
Far away from these strangers
who called themselves
mom and dad

(2016)




8.13.2016

8.11.2016

WHY?

Can you please explain why people liked this? BOOM!

[Paul Wright saved to Album covers
The Lead And How To Swing It by Tom Jones – born of his awkward '90s stab at ‘going dance’, a luridly tanned Tom screams in obvious discomfort at having been made to wear a string-vest and egg-shell blue slacks. Meanwhile, in the background, a supermodel with pneumatic drill presumably pulverises what precious little remains of his dignity]
 

8.10.2016

Wednesday's WORD

Epeolatry

epeolatry /ep-ee-OL-ə-tree/. noun. The worship of words. From Greek epos (word) + latreiā worship.




“I’m a book-bosomed literarian guilty of epeolatry and bibliosmia, which means I ALWAYS have a book with me, I’m educated, and I worship words and smell books.” (Fortified By Books)

8.09.2016

he does not believe in hashtags

Editors’ Choice:  Best of Jackson Hole (Wyoming)
Best ‘grammer with Class
Tristan Greszko (@tgreszko) (instagrammer)

4Editor's_Best_Instagrammer_with_Class 

In an era of social media excess, things that appear to be reality may not be reality at all. 

One of the larger critiques of social media begs the question: Does it come from art or ego? 

Humble yet talented Tristan Greszko grams beautiful images without all the hype. Cofounder of the Teton Artlab in 2007, this adventure photographer’s accomplishments include Tiny Jackson (google it), national and international publications, completion of two Teton Picnics, and climbing El Cap. In the Insta world, he keeps the class without flaunting pictures of his chiseled body glistening in the sun or posting countless selfies of himself getting after it in the mountains; most importantly, he does not believe in hashtags

When asked about this slight counterculture perspective, Tristan explains that while people need followers to be relevant, “hashtags just play into the rat race.” 

Photography, he said, “Suits my inherent need to search for perfection – not in the universal sense, but maybe in a tiny localized sense – within an individual image, or a moment, or a person in a moment, or just the need to continually refine and improve my skills as a photographer.” Gram subjects of @tgreszko note that he does not disrupt the lifestyle while taking photographs. If anything, Tristan adds to the lifestyle with his mad skill, good attitude and great snacks. This incognito presence seems to be a rarity in the world of instantaneous self-aggrandizing, but that’s what makes this guy pretty darn classy.
Elizabeth Koutrelakos

8.07.2016

where am I going



hint: AC
A photo posted by Mohegan Sun (@mohegansun) on

feral poetess

No one comes to my little church
Anymore, but I’m all lit up anyway;
I don’t need parishioners to shine.
Hallelujah, I’m a seeker too, celestial
Splendour renews me, I forget the dogma
Some preacher taught here long ago;
The living life impulse—preaches here now.

read more

I like to spend Sundays thinking about nothing religion-related... BOOM!

8.06.2016

books books books

On the cover of this month's Indie Next list is
UNDERGROUND AIRLINES: A Novel, by Ben H. Winters


View this month's complete Indie Next List.
View from a bookseller

“Winters has managed to aim a giant magnifying glass at the problem of institutionalized racism in America in a way that has never been done before. This Orwellian allegory takes place in the present day but in a United States where Lincoln was assassinated before he ever became president, the Civil War never took place, and slavery still exists in four states, known as the Hard Four. In agile prose that manages to convey the darkest of humors, Winters tackles the most sensitive of issues such as the motivations of misguided white liberals involved in racial politics, the use of racial profiling, and the influence of racism on the very young. Underground Airlines is the most important book of the summer. Read it.”
Kelly Justice, The Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA



Indie Next around the web. . .
NPR
"This multigenerational saga follows the fortunes of the Sel and Duke families from early Colonial days to the present, spanning centuries and continents as they make their living not only from the bounty of the land but also from the ravaging and destruction of it. As always, Proulx is brilliant at creating a story that flows impeccably, and her nature writing is some of the most beautiful and evocative to be found in modern literature. This novel is an epic work, a fictional Silent Spring that will linger with readers long after completion."


Bill Cusumano, Square Books, Oxford, MS

Annie Proulx's Bloody New Novel 'Barkskins' Is About More Than Deforestation


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SICK!

SICK!

WOW!

oh shit

oh shit

Hands Up Don't Shoot

The amazing Kimya Dawson? If you want to hear her full a cappella song, you can find it at theintercept.com/podcasts.

Thinking about this?

“Without horses, we’re going to forget how to be humans. It’s time to rewild,” Mo Brings Plenty

“Without horses, we’re going to forget how to be humans. It’s time to rewild,” Mo Brings Plenty
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“I’m thinking of canyons and lightning,” the horse says. “I’m wet. Running against the dark sky. And there is nothing more free than this. The earth is ringing. And I believe I can fly.”
VIA