Denton County Outlaws(mens roller derby)
I posted a freaky Japanese tire commercial on the blog and sat back in creaky chair. cackling maniacally while looking at my pocket watch & twirling my mustache because I knew someone would probably sh*t their pants...and this knowledge was realized beyond my wildest dreams because the person whose pants were ruined not only admitted it but shared a video of his own. AND it is glorious.
(No computers or fists were harmed in the making of this video...it is from SNL)
A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown.
The book: Ship of Theseus, the final novel by a prolific but enigmatic writer named V.M. Straka, in which a man with no past is shanghaied onto a strange ship with a monstrous crew and launched onto a disorienting and perilous journey.
The writer: Straka, the incendiary and secretive subject of one of the world’s greatest mysteries, a revolutionary about whom the world knows nothing apart from the words he wrote and the rumors that swirl around him.
The readers: Jennifer and Eric, a college senior and a disgraced grad student, both facing crucial decisions about who they are, who they might become, and how much they’re willing to trust another person with their passions, hurts, and fears
The first thing I noticed when I pulled the packaging and cover sleeve off of the book was the smell. It wasn't that it stank...just that it smelled at all. When you buy new books they don't tend to have a discernible aroma. This one did. The scent was a mix between cinnamon, thyme and tears. Like it had crossed many oceans and hands to now be held by mine which trembled at the odyssey before me. Then I noticed all the margin notes and inserts and maps and a codebreaker. The heart palpitations it has induced are reminiscent of those I experienced with House Of Leaves. Wish me luck and if you are reading it too share your experience. I would love to know about your journey.
***Helpful Hint from other readers of how to approach this book: Read the entire novel minus all of the margin notes & inserts first. Keep the inserts, post cards etc in a file with page numbers they were in so when you come back to them you know what they are referencing.
The book is a collaborative effort between JJ Abrams who is directing the new Star Wars movie and Doug Dorst an author who has won Jeopardy 3 times.
Michelle Steilen: Rebel Girl - Watch the renowned skater do her thing while Bikini Kill pounds in the background. Go grrrrl! And mad props to the camera operator who was also on skates following her. DAMN! Dedicated to all the fearless skaters out there keepin it real #Respect
"Bouffant is easier to run in because the wind doesn't blow your hair in your face." ~Jeanne Ellison
This fascinating photo made it's way into my twitter stream today though I was frustrated that it seemed to have been posted for mocking purposes & there was no context or history. I did some digging and discovered this extraordinary photo was the cover of an April 1964 edition of Sports Illustrated. You can see another great photo HERE. These dazzling dames were part of Flamin Mamie's Bouffant Belles
Please enjoy Solid Potato Salad starring the extra limber talents of 3 little gals from West Texas....The Ross Sisters in a musical number from the 1944 movie Broadway Rhythm