Amazing Wikipedia sentence of the day
“According to the Hall and Oates biography, Hall, upon learning that “I Can’t Go For That” had gone to number one on the R&B chart, wrote in his diary, “I’m the head soul brother in the U.S. Where to now?”“ What I wouldn’t give to read Daryl Hall’s diary.
My favorite Amazon product review
“Monster Blood 2 is so good I read it 14 times” — written by A Customer on December 13, 1997 One because 14 times is a lot of times to read a book and two because man, that is a fucking old review.
All America lies at the end of the wilderness road, and our past is not a dead...– —Larry McMurtry (via leyendecker) I hate to be That Guy for a second, but this quote actually comes from a book of critical essays called Study Out The Land by a guy named T.K. Whipple. Regardless, I copied this quote by hand from my paperback copy of Lonesome Dove and taped up the slip of...
“…down in Woolworth’s cellar we unpacked crockery from barrels so enormous that you could walk into them; we scooped out stale straw and threw it in the furnace. Or we loaded paper into the giant press and baled it. It was foul down there from the spoiled food and mustard cans, old candy, and the straw and paper. For lunch we went upstairs. Simon refused to take sandwiches from...
The best work assignment
For the past two days, I’ve been cleaning and ranking sales records for barbecue places in Texas, and no other work I have done for this damn company has ever brought me as much pleasure. I’ve worked on BBQ places that have their own original theme music and BBQ places with incredible slogans (“Need No Teef To Eat My Beef”), the actual honest-to-gosh Ray’s Bar B Q...
from Stephen Holden’s review of Tusk, in the December 13, 1979 issue of Rolling Stone. “The wonder of Fleetwood Mac’s chemistry is that the casting of these two less-than-major talents [Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie] in pop music’s answer to Gone with the Wind elevates them to the stature of stormy rock & roll heroines — one compelled to reach for the stars, the...