Unrequired Reading: Nov. 5, 2010

Let’s kick off with a whole bunch of articles and posts about books and bookstores! (then back to the other craziness for which I’m renowned)

  1. Do today’s book editors suck? Pretty much, yeah.
  2. Is “the book” in crisis? I just re-re-re-read a 3,000-year-old poem of 15,000+ lines, so I’m not the best person to consult on this.
  3. Is “the bookstore” in crisis? Not Politics & Prose, apparently.
  4. Nor Shakespeare & Co. in Paris, the bookstore that thinks it’s a hotel. (I’m very happy that I’ve been there, although I haven’t stayed overnight.)

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Okay, now back to the wilder range of posts that you’ve come to expect from this weekly mishmash:

. . . like candy-flavored, caffeinated malt liquor!

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Or a slo-mo video of a Shaolin monk throwing a sewing needle through a sheet of glass to pop a balloon?

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Unpalletable (ha-ha) news about the pharma industry.

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I’m sure there’s a Diet of Worms joke in here, but I’m too lazy to make it.

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And all this time I thought Kenny Powers was the mullet monstrosity.

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I’ll keep this gator-wrestling advice for my next trip down to Louisiana.

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I can only hope my wife’s food photography does not veer into this territory.

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Henry Rollins goes bananas on hipsters. The moment he flips out is a-w-e-s-o-m-e.

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