Unrequired Reading: The Return!

At New Year’s, I decided to call an end to the weekly Unrequired Reading posts, figuring that it was easier for people to just follow my Twitter feed (twitter.com/groth18) and/or Facebook posts. But at that party I attended a few weeks ago, two other old acquaintances told me that they enjoyed this feature and were kinda bummed that I’d decided to stop posting it.

So I’ve decided to compromise: Every month (or thereabouts), I’ll post a mega-Unrequired Reading for those of you too goshdarned lazy to just add me to their Twitter feeds! Enjoy! (yes, I left the hashtags in so you’d have some idea of what the posts are about.)

I loved this episode of Taxi when I was a kid. #viennawaits

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I’m wearing mine right now. With pants. #pantslesssweater

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Blah blah blog blah blah: http://bit.ly/eZBqDw #notaviablebusinessmodel #stillfuntho

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To quote Broadway Danny Rose, “I’m just the beard!” #keisel #steelers

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On the plus side, he has primo Lakers tickets. #jacknicholsongetsold

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The Most Interesting Man in the World buys a dog at a boat show.

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Curiously inventive #altoids

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One of the Fantastic Four has died? Oh, no! How will they bounce back? #igotbetter #FF #cheapstorytellingtricks

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I prefer the White Castle in Nanuet, where the Haitian ladies chirp to each other like birds. #whitecastle

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A little bit of Shutter Island, right over the border in Rockland County. #abandonedloonybin

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Does this mean Kinbote was right about Pale Fire too? #Nabokov #butterflies

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Just another awesome splash page by the King. #kirby #manhunter

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China! Land of (financial) mystery! #getrichquick #getpoorquick

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When I interview people, I say, “My job is not to get anyone fired,” but I work at a trade magazine. #havecompassion

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America doesn’t have the abs to be Sparta. @dandrezner on misapplying Thucydides in IR.

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Go ape! #ookook

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Rick Poynor’s Arcades Project (via @DesignObserver) #alwayshaveparis

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Social tips for people with Asperger’s syndrome. Or me. #notnecessarilyonthespectrum

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Libraries of the Rich and Famous! #celebritiescanread

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What happened to NYC’s Korean greengrocers?

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Possibly the most boring reading of Ferris Bueller ever.

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Original forgery: I’m sure William Gaddis would have had something to say about this. #therecognitions

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F you, Mom! #brusselssproutssuck

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When Oscar met Walt. #imjustwildeaboutwhitman

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Scenes from the MHL #mennonitehockeyleague

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Food & the City. #illhavethemoscowmule (via @jeremoss)

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Like @khoi, I need to give Mad Men another shot. The Wire really ruins it for other shows. #midcenturymania

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The Odysseus Syndrome. (via @GreatDismal)

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The hotel reviews are priceless. #fleabaghotel #timessquare

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LBJ Orders Pants! courtesy of @putthison!

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Look out! Sharktopus! #rogercorman #debbiegibson #tiffany

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Boom goes the centrifuge! #stuxnet

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Shh! It’s a secret! #kappabetaphi #noalpha #wallstreetbozos

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Great Rao! #notasupermanreference #joeycupcakes

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Death wears bunnie-slippers. #youdroppedthebombonme

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Jim Woodring & Nibbus Maximus #mypenishuge

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Say it with me! “Monorail!

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To quote @bigboi: “Ooh, I need a backup plan to the backup plan to back up my backup plan.” #hiphopgeekery

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Robert Moses: The Musical! #robertcaro #lbjupdate

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Tommy Ton shoots street styles in Florence at Pitti Uomo for GQ #beitalian #wishicoulddressthiswell

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@thom_wong minds the Gap.

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@garancedore considers a faux pas

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Jack Kirby drew Jack Ruby? #kirby #whentitansassassinate

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Milton Glaser on Old Jews Telling Jokes: graphic! (ha-ha) #notactuallygraphic #moreborschtplease

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Only 1 I’m anticipating is the Chester Brown book. Thanks, @dandq! #payingforit #boredbymodernlit

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Great @franksantoro post: drawing sizes, Maus, & the experience of comics in the museum & home. #comics #storeyville

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The Symposium = Davos? Wonderful essay on Athens, chaos, and freedom, by Andre Glucksmann.

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Old Mt. Soot: I laughed more than usual, @pooralmanack #culdesac

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Salt & Pepa in the house! #shakersnotrappers

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Nothing but Flowers? #adampurple #gardenofeden

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I’d prefer a “300″-style Davey & Goliath, instead. #absofclay

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“When did men stop dressing as well as Don Draper or Roger Stirling? And why?” #savoirfaireiseverywhere

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Wait! Now the Chinese WANT to build railroads in California? #insertinappropriateblazingsaddlesreference

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Dave Matthews Band: parting people I tend not to like from their money. #dmb

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NYC & the Confederate secession? Used to have slaves; now they have interns.

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“Fat, twitchy and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”

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Yes, we have no bananas. #bananas

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Hanging up the Cajun Reeboks (that’s “shrimp boots” to you and me) #honorarycoonass
6 Jan

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Am I taking a big risk by hitting the “Read Later” button for this article? #youllbesorry

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Boom goes the chemical depot! #dependablehandlingofchemicalproductsFAIL

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Coffee: occasionally a force for evil. #coffee #wontstopdrinking

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True confessions of a private label chef. #moreinterestingthanitsounds

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Annual Vaporware awards #dukenukem #4never

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#hitchens #orwell #tea Any questions?

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Boredom: worse than PTSD? Someone tell @jonathanames!

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Novelists love them some Russia.

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