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1. Roger Staubach 2. Troy Aikman 3. Emmitt Smith 4. DeMarcus Ware 5. Dirk 6. Jason Terry 7. Nolan Ryan 8. Michael Young 9. Tony Dorsett 10. Drew Pearson *According to “not an avid reader of D Magazine” Scott Cohen, who didn’t much care for my Troy Aikman profile, which he called “a self serving (to you) article on a person you claim is...
I saw the one of me washing a Trans-Am automobile in the driveway shirtless with...– A “Trans-Am automobile.” That’s so Biden! Biden thinks The Onion’s spoofs of him are ‘hilarious’ - Yahoo! News (via marklisanti)
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The cure is care. Caring for others is the practice of peace. Caring becomes as...– Sargent Shriver Colman McCarthy - Sargent Shriver: A life of grace
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longreads: “[Magazine covers] are very carefully researched. They test them: ‘Do you like this line better than this one?’ If you have to depend on blurbs to have people buy your magazine then you’ve got a piece of shit! You don’t have a brand! You don’t design a magazine for your audience; you create a great magazine for yourself. I’ve had this discussion with editors like Graydon Carter. He...
“Where the Walls are Made of Grass” by Denton’s Fergus & Geronimo, from Unlearn, out next week
Have there ever been two more relevant words written about the nature of human...– Lynn Hirschberg I disagree with pretty much everything after the word “this.” The Social Network is not about Facebook. It’s about the people behind Facebook, and it’s not really about them so much as it’s Aaron Sorkin’s version of the people they should be. Did...
Nina Karlsson, “Nude” (Radiohead cover)
Some will question how in the world this could be possible – America less...– John Kerry, from a speech you should read all of.
Every novel is a license to obsess. To fixate on a subject—chess, comic books,...– Michael Chabon discusses how, while researching “Telegraph Avenue,” he revisted music he hadn’t listened to in decades. (via theatlantic)
One day the thought crossed my mind — what the hell happened with human...– Millard Kaufman, speaking to New York magazine’s Vulture site in 2007, on the occasion of being a first-time novelist (Bowl of Cherries) at age 90. He died a couple of years later. I read his posthumous novel, Misadventure, over the Christmas break. Recommended for all film noir fans.
Train cases, blue lung, marines uniform underwear, correct pronunciation of...– “Things I Have Needed to Google While Writing Poems to Turn Into My MFA Workshop,” McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. (via laphamsquarterly)
I will see you at The Loft on March 26 because Destroyer is coming to The Loft on March 26.
People who get bored in Dallas aren’t looking.– Frankie Campagna of Spector 45, October 21, 1986-January 1, 2011 (via dmagazine)
theweekmagazine: That’s how much a PBR costs in China. The Chinese bourgeoisie, growing rich off the country’s property and banking industries, is developing expensive tastes — and not just for sports cars and designer bags. Thanks to a new craze for high-end alcoholic drinks, the Chinese rising class is splurging thousands of dollars on imported beer, whisky, and wine. Here’s a...