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Walter Biggins
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My blog: http://quietbubble.wordpress.com
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So I went to the Coca-Cola Museum...

Today’s liquor: bourbon & Coke Today’s book: Cutty, One Rock by August Kleinzahler Been ages since I had a whiskey & Coca-Cola, or a rum & Coke, or a 7&7, or anything like that, not because I’ve stopped drinking alcohol but rather that I haven’t been a…

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Commonplace:

What I’m saying is that when you try to set yourself apart from other people IN GENERAL, in your own mind, in order to soothe yourself and tell yourself that things will work out just fine for you, in order to reassure yourself that you’re sexier and…

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My top 5 moments of 2015. Happy New Year, y'all:

As in previous years, and in accordance to a longstanding tradition begun—with two close friends—in the wee early hours of 2002, here are my five favorite moments of 2015. Happy New Year, everyone. Please don’t do anything stupid.

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My 18th (& last, at least till Feb. 2016) #BusterKeaton post:

The Love Nest was the last of Buster Keaton’s two-reelers, before his studio switched over to making features for the next decade. So, there’s an unintentional elegiac quality about the movie, even though it’s rollicking. It has crackerjack comic timing…

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This #BusterKeaton post (on THE BALLOONATIC) is a photo-essay, which was fun to do:

This one’s a photo essay, because I can’t properly put the movie’s beauty into words. Enjoy these glimpses of wonder.

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My 16th #BusterKeaton post, on 1922's terrific DAY DREAMS:

Day Dreams ended Keaton’s 1922 on a high note. I say that knowing that, here, he probably sang just an octave higher, enough to shatter some wine glasses, beyond what we’re now able to hear. As with Hard Luck and The Electric House, considerable chunks of…

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When I first started writing, I was anxious that I would be pigeon-holed into the “race-beat.” Eventually I realized that the “race beat” was actually the “humanity beat,” and that questions about “racism” are really questions about the exercise of power.…

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My 15th #BusterKeaton post, on THE ELECTRIC HOUSE (1922):

At first, The Electric House looks like a rehash of The Haunted House, from just a year before. A fully automated, “modern” house goes haywire—its time-saving contraptions become booby traps, ensnaring the very people whose time they’re meant to spare.…

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At last, a new #BusterKeaton post, on THE FROZEN NORTH:

In his shorts, Buster Keaton has been a chowderhead, a stumblebum, a naive nincompoop, and even a weaselly rapscallion. In My Wife’s Relations, he was mean, though I would argue that he’s mostly absorbing the meanness of the people around him. He’s more…

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Seeing the light--an announcement:

So, it’s official: This is happening. I’m writing a book with one of my dearest, oldest friends, about one of my favorite musicians, on one of the albums that bonded our friendship in the first place, for a music-related series that I love and respect…
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