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mesopotamia

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“The accountants get there before the poets”

History of the World in 100 Objects

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February 26, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Posted in art, artifacts

buy this book

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D.M.‘s friend, Elif Batuman, is getting rave reviews of the superfantastic-NewYorkTimes-sort for her book The Possessed.  If you are in San Francisco, she is reading at City Lights tomorrow, February 24 at 7pm.

Elif also has a terrific blog you can find here.

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February 23, 2010 at 4:25 pm

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bears are the new cats

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Bears do crazy things, people video tape them, people put videos on the internet, bears become the new cats. 

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February 23, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Posted in animals, videos

carolina chocolate drops

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D.M. discovered the Carolina Chocolate Drops flipping through a music magazine last week and now we’re both hooked like little fishies on their album,  “Genuine Negro Jig.”  I’ve always had a spot in my heart for the country music – but now that the Drunken Marxist has come around, it’s time for you, dear reader-face, to find your inner kazoo-music-lover.  Here’s a video to get you started:

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February 22, 2010 at 3:13 pm

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take it to the chorus

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Holy crap this thing is cute.  What is this cute thing????  I found it here.

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February 19, 2010 at 3:01 pm

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guggenheim goes for a walk

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Contemplating the Void, via the NYT.

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February 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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not un-important

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“Our horses are fast – and our neighbors reliable”

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February 18, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Posted in animals, books