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“People don’t really eat pizza in Montana.”

by not non-fiction

Thomas McGuane with bits like:

People don’t really eat pizza in Montana. There are no secretaries here.

And:

I like writing that’s a bit more direct because I hope the subjects are difficult enough that they can supply all the indirection that I could possibly manage.

And also:

There comes a point where I have to declare a truce with the text or I’ll keep fooling with it forever.

Fascinating interview on NPR’s All Things Considered re: his new collection, Crow Fair. More than worth the 7 or so minutes. Go check it out.

Linkdump for March 7th

by Rob Friesel

Pay Only for Drugs That Help You An editorial in the New York Times by Samuel D. Waksal. There are some interesting ideas in there, some of which I even agree with. There is something very compelling about saying (w/r/t/ healthcare) "we should only pay when we get results". But it's also a slippery slope. […]

Linkdump for August 16th

by Rob Friesel

An implausibly illustrated introduction to HTML5 Web Workers (tagged: javascript workers html5 webdev ) A Man, A Plan And A Sharpie: ‘The Great Typo Hunt’ at NPR (tagged: writing awesome english funny grammar npr ) The Self-Publishing Novelist: Report from the Trenches at SXSW 2011 PanelPicker (tagged: writing publishing sxsw ) 10 web revolutionaries at […]

the 10 oz. wonder

by Rob Friesel

Via M.G.: [tag]NPR[/tag]’s piece “Where the 10-ounce Bud is the King of Beers” — I believe M.G. summed it up best already: The bizarre idiosyncracy of [tag]St. Mary’s[/tag] hits primetime.  Ah…  Does anything else beat a 10-ounce [tag]Budweiser[/tag]?  Not in St. Mary’s county.