Thursday, February 18, 2010

Check Spelling
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This blog made shadier

A url shortener that's quite shady.

When writers talk about New York...

This a small, but hopefully interesting list.
I'm sure I'm still missing some great quotes,
feel free enlighten me.

the true new yorker secretly believes
that people living anywhere else
have to be, in some sense, kidding.
- john updike

One belongs to New York instantly,
one belongs to it as much in
five minutes as in five years.
-Thomas Wolfe

It couldn't have happened anywhere
but little old New York.
-O. Henry

In Boston, they ask how does he know.
In New York how much is he worth?
-Mark Twain

It is often said that New York is a city for
only the very rich and the very poor.
It is less often said that New York is also,
at least for those of us who came there
from somewhere else, a city for
only the very young.
- Joan Didion

No one as yet had approached the management
of New York in a proper spirit; that is to say,
regarding it as the shiftless outcome of squalid
barbarism and reckless extravagance. No one is
likely to do so, because reflections on the long
narrow pig-trough are construed as malevolent attacks
against the spirit and majesty of the American people,
and lead to angry comparisons.
-Rudyard Kipling

New York's the nation's thyroid gland.
-Christopher Morley.

Manhattan is a narrow island off
the coast of New Jersey devoted to
the pursuit of lunch.
-Raymond Sokolov

That's the New York thing, isn't it.
People who seem absolutely crazy going
around telling you how crazy they used to
be before they had therapy.
-Judith Rossner

My one thought is to get out of New York,
to experience something genuinely
- Henry Miller

In New York it's not whether you win or lose
--it's how you lay the blame.
-Fran Lebowitz

When you leave New York, you are
astonished at how clean the rest of the
world is. Clean is not enough.
-Fran Lebowitz

Skyscraper national park.
-Kurt Vonnegut

graphic from wired VIA thinkingloud

Photoreal paintings by Glennray Tutor


If men wrote women's magazine's covers...

If Men Wrote Womens Magazines

...It wouldn't look all that much different then a regular Cosmo sex issue.

If Men Wrote Womens MagazinesIf Men Wrote Womens Magazines

VIA coolmaterial

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The importance of work

“(Capital-W) Work is what we have considered for years: your boss tells you to do something, you do it, and you get paid. By contrast, (little-w) work is motivated by inherent interest and generally unpaid.
Think of the difference between an Encyclopedia Britannica editor doing Work, and a Wikipedia editor doing work during spare hours. Big Work drives the economy; little work drives the Internet. Big Work builds skyscrapers; little work generates a half million fanfiction stories about Harry Potter.”
- Clay Shirky
VIA prostituted thoughts

Yeah you know infographs do it for you.

VIA dailywhat

Things that amuse me

The questionable skills and scribbles of Ted McCagg.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Blog

I started Daily Obsessional one year ago today. My how this blog has aged.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Japanese teenager types novel on phone...

Cellphone novelist
... and sells more than 110,000 copies. Now I feel like an underachiever.

VIA latimes

Romance Novel yourself

Mock it if you like, but soon enough you too will feel a yearning deep within your heaving bosom and you will romance yourself.