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June 21, 2019

JustWatch — "Find something great to watch"

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61,237 titles.

Fair warning: there goes the weekend — maybe more.

June 21, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

"... assigning the addresses that serve as our sentences." — Olga Tokarczuk

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I'd been making my way through this book for a couple weeks, ten or so pages at a time, until yesterday, when I reached page 268 and read the phrase up top in the headline.

Everything changed at that moment.

The book became what Ezra Pound remarked a book should be: "A ball of lightning in the hand."

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Cancel my appointments for the rest of the day — I settled in and invoked SlowRead®© and spent the next six or so hours immobile except for turning the pages until I reached the last (page 410). 

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Along the way Gray Cat and I collected several choice passages (above and below).

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James Wood's laudatory, penetrating New Yorker review here.

Highest possible recommendation.

Constant readers know I only give out this plaudit one or two times a year.

June 21, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

New Mars Crater

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Sometime between February 18, 2017 and March 20, 2019,

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a space rock approximately five feet in diameter crashed into the surface of Mars,

After

creating the spectacular 50-foot-wide crater pictured above and below

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in pictures taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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More here and here.

June 21, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Don't connect your new TV to the internet

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Old ways are the best ways.

[via the Verge]

June 21, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Last Drop Bottle Emptier

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What took so long?

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Set of two: $12.27 (shampoo and ketchup not included).

June 21, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

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