March 2009

the dandiest eight-year-old around

  • About the author EB
  • March 11, 2009

Arlo Weiner, son of Mad Men creator Matt Weiner, is eight years old. He very much reminds me of a junior Sebastian Horsley.

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Click on Arlo’s name above to read his commentary on these and seven other outfits in GQ.

File Under: Excessively Motivated Parenting

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  • March 10, 2009

Join Dale Hrabi on this comprehensive tour of the color of your baby’s poop and what its shade divines.

good, evil, and stuffed animals

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  • March 09, 2009

This may be the only time a book trailer has left me dying to read the book:

who is torsten krol?

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  • March 06, 2009

I first became aware of Torsten Krol when working on the harper perennial catalog page for his novel, Callisto.

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His author bio read as follows:

Torsten Krol is a writer. Nothing further is known about him.

Huh?

Used to bios detailing long lists of writers’ awards, previous books, likes and dislikes, and pets’ names, I was instantly curious. Who is Torsten Krol? Is that even his real name? (Probably not.)

Now, however, we can learn just a tiny bit more about him in this interview. I’ll gladly take what I can get . . . but the mystery continues.

heaven knows i’m miserable now

  • About the author EB
  • March 05, 2009

Feeling a little down in the dumps? Think no one understands? Andre Jordan does.

And if that doesn’t cheer you up, head on over to F*** My Life.

luckily, no one was hurt

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  • March 04, 2009

Once upon a time in England, a secondhand bookseller leased a warehouse. And then the lease ran out. And the bookseller abandoned the warehouse with all the books inside. And people came from far and wide to claim them.

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my new favorite site

  • About the author EB
  • March 03, 2009

I can’t get enough of Snacks and Shit, a site from two hip-hop fans that mocks the ridiculousness of rap lyrics. As they say: “This blog is about rap and hip-hop lyrics that are absolutely absurd, ludicrous, nonsensical, ridiculous, basic, basically stupid, basically bad, basically basic, idiotic, or preposterous. Hopefully we don’t get capped. You have to understand that we really do love rap and all of these artists that we kid about.”

An example:
“Yeah livin’ the raw deal, three course meals. Spaghetti, fettuccine, and veal.” – Diddy, It’s All About the Benjamins

If you get spaghetti as an appetizer before fettuccine, you’re an asshole.

Filed under: So many carbs.

Another:
“Look, I got beef with like a hundred children.” – Jay-Z, Super Ugly

Filed under: Worst Santa Claus ever.

And those were pretty much the only two that were not the slightest bit risque in some way. But they are ALL hilarious. Trust me.

breaking news

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  • March 02, 2009

Stephen Fry, actor (the hilarious A Bit of Fry and Laurie, with House’s Hugh Laurie) and writer, has just optioned Sebastian Horsley’s Dandy in the Underworld. Fry and his producing partner are currently in discussions with writers, but the real question is: who should play Sebastian? What actor can take on the portrayal of a man who’s voluntarily crucified himself, a man who was denied entry into the U.S. just last year for “moral turpitude?”

On his blog, Sebastian suggests Robert Downey, Jr., but I’d love to see Jonathan Rhys Meyers or even (playing a young Sebastian) Robert Pattinson from Twilight. I’m sure Sebastian would love the idea of corrupting all the crazy Twilight fans who’d come to see any movie starring Edward Cullen.

cover props

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  • March 02, 2009

Check out this list of 30 Novels Worth Buying for the Cover Alone, and please note that not one, not two, but six of them are ours! It makes me want to reorganize my bookshelves at home so that I can face out some awesome covers like these.

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