Enquiring—albeit addle-brained—minds want to know …

saturdayboy:

“Jesus, Scarlett, all right, I’ll ask another question, fuck - okay, who’s your favourite Care Bear? What? Whaaat?”

mckelvie:

tattedevolution:

sapphrikah:

LET THEM KNOW, SCARLETT, LET THESE IGNORANT MOTHERFUCKERS KNOW.

Society…

Scarlett is the greatest.

EDIT: Isn’t this the same guy who asked Anne Hathaway about dieting for Catwoman?

(via saturdayboy)


neil-gaiman:


What is the story behind the Biblio-mat?
I went fishing this past summer with Craig Small, co-founder of The Juggernaut, an animation studio in Toronto. I had this idea that I would love to have a vending machine that gave out random books. I pictured it as a painted refrigerator box with one of my assistants inside; people would put in a coin and he would drop a book out. But Craig is more pragmatic and visionary then I am. He said, “You need to have an actual mechanical vending machine.” That was beyond my wildest imaginings, but not Craig’s, so he just built it for me.
…
What books are stocked in the Biblio-mat?The books in the machine are two dollars each — that’s not enough to make any profit, but the nature of the second-hand book business is that I end up with a lot of books that are interesting and worth keeping and disseminating, but have no practical retail value. Historically in the used books trade there has always been the dollar cart in front of the store. This is just a spin on that.

A random used-book vending machine. I think I am in love.

Considering the things that can be found in vending machines around the world—the sh*t you can get in Japan is obscene—it’s about time there was one for books.

neil-gaiman:

What is the story behind the Biblio-mat?

I went fishing this past summer with Craig Small, co-founder of The Juggernaut, an animation studio in Toronto. I had this idea that I would love to have a vending machine that gave out random books. I pictured it as a painted refrigerator box with one of my assistants inside; people would put in a coin and he would drop a book out. But Craig is more pragmatic and visionary then I am. He said, “You need to have an actual mechanical vending machine.” That was beyond my wildest imaginings, but not Craig’s, so he just built it for me.

What books are stocked in the Biblio-mat?The books in the machine are two dollars each — that’s not enough to make any profit, but the nature of the second-hand book business is that I end up with a lot of books that are interesting and worth keeping and disseminating, but have no practical retail value. Historically in the used books trade there has always been the dollar cart in front of the store. This is just a spin on that.

A random used-book vending machine. I think I am in love.

Considering the things that can be found in vending machines around the world—the sh*t you can get in Japan is obscene—it’s about time there was one for books.

(via kadrey)


paradigmthrift:

Hard Case Crime Book ($1.50)
     a. Lucky at Cards - Laurence Block

I wish I could find more of these pulps in my neck of the woods.

paradigmthrift:

Hard Case Crime Book ($1.50)

     a. Lucky at Cards - Laurence Block

I wish I could find more of these pulps in my neck of the woods.


Poor Mitt. 2012 ends with a New England icon striving for victory on the national stage, only to suffer a humiliating defeat. Funny. That’s how the year started, too.

Poor Mitt. 2012 ends with a New England icon striving for victory on the national stage, only to suffer a humiliating defeat. Funny. That’s how the year started, too.


It looks like the US election has boiled down to choosing either a unicorn or a windsock. Since everyone and their gun-toting granny is offering their predictions and/or desperate hopes on who will be elected President, I may as well offer my two cents and say: my money is on the unicorn.

It looks like the US election has boiled down to choosing either a unicorn or a windsock. Since everyone and their gun-toting granny is offering their predictions and/or desperate hopes on who will be elected President, I may as well offer my two cents and say: my money is on the unicorn.


Show me a published writer, and I will show you a person who has kept on writing in spite of every obstacle. He has found time to write. He hasn’t let rejection stop him. Or poverty. Or writer’s block. Or people saying he shouldn’t write about that sort of thing. No matter what happens, he keeps turning out the stuff. Because he’s a writer. It’s what he does. So he does it.
Richard Laymon, A Writer’s Tale (via briankeene)

The Only Thing Dumber Than the Question Was the Answer

I was channel surfing last night and stumbled across a right-wing cable news channel—Canadian, no less—with the host of some pundit show talking about the comparisons between Obama and Romney to comic book heroes and villains. Forget the fact that the host and his show apparently had no clue as to the difference between John Carpenter’s “The Thing” and The Thing from the “Fantastic Four” comics, it was the question the host levied at the unfortunately-coiffed guest.

For some reason, the host asked if audiences who viewed “The Dark Knight Rises” would be swayed to vote for Obama, because of the movies oh-so-blatant propagandizing of liberal values. As if the movie would somehow be so persuasive as to compel someone to vote for the US President. The question was asinine from the get-go, but the answer was even more so.

The guest said, in a rather long-winded way, said yes … it could.

I am not going to promote the show by naming it or its host or its guest. I will only say that TV is scraping the bottom of the barrel when THIS is the level of political discourse. Fucking hell.


sennydreadful:

The Dude abides.

sennydreadful:

The Dude abides.

(via hawthornetaylor)


"You know, I don’t agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in, but I need to get 50.1% or more and I’m appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people." - Mitt Romney on Donald Trump’s "birther" rants

Translation: Crazy people are giving me money, but I’m so desperate to win this election, so I have no issues in looking the other way.

It’s nice to know the man will literally take campaign donations from every repugnant jackass with money to burn and an ax to grind. Meanwhile, the KKK are probably cracking open their piggy banks.