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On Hitchhiking to the End of the World

I'm sure you've heard of it, but I'm currently doing a book exchange with my grandmother and we're reading Bruce Chatwin's In Patagonia, a book he wrote in the 70s about his journey there and the history, anecdotes, and travel notes about the place. If you get a chance, read Chatwin's On The Black Hill as well. Such a marvelous writer.

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 12:10 am 0

On Benedict Cumberbatch Does Thing

Reading about B. Cumbs on ONTD (where they call him Our Reptilian Overlord) has really soured my taste for him. Curse you, other websites on the internet.

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 3:03 pm 0

On Open Letter Ouroboros

"Caitlin Moran has already started her open letter to Amanda Palmer about how everything a woman does is okay, because she's a woman and that's what feminism means." Dropping truth bombs in here.

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@stonefruit Where's the volunteer coordinator in all this? I am fairly certain it's not part of your unpaid job to deal with harassment. And this may be my mean streak talking, but is telling this lady to fuck off an option?

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 6:34 pm 3

On Friday Open Thread

@frigwiggin Get Docs. All the shoes you'll ever want, and they last forever. I wore them as my winter boots in Toronto, and they're loose enough to wear in the summer with short-shorts without overheating you.

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 6:26 pm 1

On The Books of Our Childhood Summers

@joie I love James Herriot. Have you seen the tv show based on the books? The Fifth Doctor stars as Tristan! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdYv_b1YHKs

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 4:03 pm 0

On The Books of Our Childhood Summers

@wallsdonotfall I read High Wizardry and stopped (Nita's little sister was too annoying to keep reading).

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 3:24 pm 0

On Behind the Scenes at Camp Gyno, the "Best Tampon Ad in the History of the World"

@commanderbanana How dare you. http://ow.ly/nvEU9

(JK I just wanted to use that gif)

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 3:22 pm 1

On The Books of Our Childhood Summers

So You Want To Be a Wizard by Diane Duane, anyone? How about Chrestomanci, the Chronicles of Amber, or If at Faust You Don't Succeed? (Diana Wynne Jones, Roger Zelazny, and Roger Zelazny and Robert Sheckley respectively) This is mostly late junior high/early high school since I mostly read animal books before I discovered Harry Potter at age 11 (think James Herriot and Gerald Durrell), but by god I loved these books, and still remember them very well.

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 1:18 pm 1