Unrequired Reading: July 9, 2010

Maybe next week’s Unrequired Reading will be an hour-long special on ESPN, but for now, all you get is this silly-ass blog.

Here’s a neat essay by John Crowley about Herman Hesse, the Glass Bead Game, and the nature of competition.

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Speaking of which: be a man.

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If Tyler Brulé didn’t exist, William Gibson would have had to invent him.

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Atheist in Australia.

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David Byrne dreams a montage-city.

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Please: no lunch box jokes about The Launch Box. (Boring!)

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HE: I’d like to listen to some Underworld.

SHE: I’m having a brain seizure! Stop playing that music!

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Chris Ware on book design and Penguin spines.

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I would have a frequent shopper card here.

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I don’t understand why everyone is so interested in this Errol Morris essay.

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And in honor of the release of the new Big Boi record, here’s a little OutKast for you:

One Reply to “Unrequired Reading: July 9, 2010”

  1. “I have something to say about the difference between American cities and European cities but I forgot what it is. I have it written down at home somewhere.”

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