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Video link Underground comic book pioneer, Harvey Pekar, died today. He was 70 years old. His most famous series “American Splendor” was an autobiographical chronicle that started in the late 70s and lasted several decades. Actor, Paul Giamatti, played Pekar in the 2003 movie adaptation of Pekar’s “American Splendor.” If you haven’t seen it, you […]

01 Jun, 2010

Light Speed Magazine

Posted by: Dave In: Books|Podcasts|Science|Writing

I discovered a new science fiction magazine online that publishes original and reprinted science fiction stories and interviews. According to the Light Speed Magazine “about us” page: Lightspeed is an online magazine focusing exclusively on science fiction. Here you can expect to see all types of science fiction, from near-future, sociological soft sf, to far-future, […]

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08 Apr, 2010

God’s own prototype

Posted by: Dave In: Books|Film|Photography

“There he goes. One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die. ” – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S Thompson)

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07 Apr, 2010

Dewey decimal system wins again

Posted by: Dave In: Books

I can’t think of a better place for this Sean Hannity book, can you? Via the Portland Mercury

20 Jul, 2008

David Foster Wallace motivational posters

Posted by: Dave In: Books|Humor

A fan site for David Foster Wallace, writer of Infinite Jest, is running a motivational poster contest.  It is quite funny if you’ve read the book (or most of the book as I have…1090 pages…Jesus Christ). May you never “hear the squeak”. Enjoy. – Dave

27 Nov, 2007

Into the Wild

Posted by: Dave In: Books|Film|Outdoors

I just saw the film adaptation of John Krakauer’s book,Into the Wild and enjoyed it. As with many film adaptations, it does not follow the story verbatim, but it does a good job of capturing the spirit of the book. The story follows Christopher McCandless on his journey into the wilderness of Alaska. — MOVIE […]

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18 Nov, 2007

What reading level is this blog?

Posted by: Dave In: Blog|Books|Humor

According to the blog readability test, this site is readable at the elementary school level. Somehow, I believe them. -Dave

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06 Nov, 2007

What should I read next?

Posted by: Dave In: Books|Web

Enter the title and author into this search and the online book database will compare what other readers (who have read your book) have also enjoyed. Give it a whirl. It’s pretty neat. Link (via Lifehacker)

05 Nov, 2007

Wyoming libraries ad campaign

Posted by: Dave In: Books|DIY|Humor

The purpose of this brilliant marketing campaign by the Wyoming Libraries is to promote their searchable online Chilton automotive database (a useful thing of you happen to be the handy type who knows the difference between a distributor cap and a baseball cap). According to their site: Mudflap girl stickers meant to be put on […]

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20 Sep, 2007

The Last American Man

Posted by: Dave In: Books|Outdoors|Philosophy

I started reading The Last American Man, by Elizabeth Gilbert, last week. It’s been a while since I purposefully slowed down my reading and forced myself to savor a book because I liked it so much. The book follows Eustace Conway, a man who walked into the woods as a young man and then walked […]

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  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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