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Alex V. Cook
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It’s the cream dot over the treeline

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100 words about Jupiter
The man at the observatory said it’s the cream dot over the
treeline. There it was like all the others but then we curved the steps to look
through the lens 130x bigger, more than these words, and that dot was striped,
massive Jupiter, real and floating in ...

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Avagadro's number and thoughts on MY STRUGGLE, Book One.
I finished book one of Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle last night. I thought it was really good . There was one point in it where he was talking about reading but not really understanding literary philosophers like Adorno, but how having read them or even...

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dream + talking about dreams + song about dreams + apology
A still from Georges Méliès' Deux Cents Milles sous les mers ou le Cauchemar du pêcheur ( 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas parody), 1907 On the drive to work, I remembered my dream , which I almost never do: I was carrying a baby through this giant Victorian h...

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soundtrack for remarks on the Mad Men finale
Robert Longo, Untitled, 1981 from Men in Cities, More  here . Father John Misty - Fear Fun The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead You know you wanted him to jump off that cliff, not create a singalong on the hillside. But the...

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Rand Paul slideshow
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A barbed-wire maypole: Three Derek Jarman movies
" Jubilee (1977 film) poster " by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia . Jubilee (1977) Jubilee is Derek Jarman's wet kiss welcoming and also saying a last good bye to England during the economic despair that led to the punk movement. It has a Shak...

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A library moment
I am going to miss Middleton Library when I leave this campus job in May. I've told people for years my favorite perk of working on campus was the library and they all thought I was crazy. It was the first place I was excited about when I started college in...

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If you're feeling introspective about IF YOU'RE FEELING SINISTER
If You're Feeling Sinister by Scott Plagenhoef My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was particularly good at relating the appeal of Belle & Sebastian, which is not the easiest thing to do.  Thanks largely to one line from Jack Black's character in HIGH FIDELIT...
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