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Archive for March, 2008

Jack Vance – Wild Thyme and Violets (+1), The Man in the Cage, Gold and Iron, Clarges; Grant Morrison – The Invisibles 5-6: Counting to None, Kissing Mister Quimper

Posted by Mike on March 19, 2008

This is most if not allĀ of the reading I’ve done over the last couple months or so, I haven’t been keeping track so much. Read the rest of this entry »


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The Wire, Breaking Bad and other TV inspired thoughts

Posted by Mike on March 11, 2008

David Simon, creator of The Wire, gives a final letter to the fans here. I was particularly impressed with this quote:

We are a culture without the will to seriously examine our own problems. We eschew that which is complex, contradictory or confusing. As a culture, we seek simple solutions. We enjoy being provoked and titillated, but resist the rigorous, painstaking examination of issues that might, in the end, bring us to the point of recognizing our problems, which is the essential first step to solving any of them. Read the rest of this entry »

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