“Jason Booher designs book covers as well as other things”
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“Jason Booher designs book covers as well as other things”
Edible Book Festival!
April 1, 2013 some Preservation staff used their lunch break to celebrate an Edible Book Festival. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edible_Book_Festival) Attendees judged entries in the categories of: Punniest, Edible book I’d like to take to a desert island, and Tastiest. All entries were made at home with personal materials. No books were harmed in this competition.
Now this is funny,
The Instagram Of Dorian Gray
It is to Alice’s credit that she doesn’t hesitate for a moment to discard her preconceptions when she comes across situations that patently refute them. In doing so, she displays an admirable readiness to encounter reality on its own terms, a receptive cast of mind that many philosophers would include among the most important “intellectual virtues” or character traits that assist in the discovery of truth.
George A. Dunn and Brian McDonald in Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy: Curiouser and Curiouser
Song: “Alice” by Pogo
1. Mark Twain - “He had his leather bound notebooks custom made according to his own design idea. Each page had a tab; once a page had been used, he would tear off its tab, allowing him to easily find the next blank page for his jottings”
2. Charles Darwin - “The notebooks were filled with memorandum to himself on things to look further into, questions he wanted to answer, scientific speculations, notes on the many books he was currently reading, natural observations, sketches, and lists of the books he had read and wanted to read. But the progression is far from orderly: the entries are chaotically arranged and wide-ranging; they jump from one scientific subject to the next and are interspersed with notes on correspondences and conversations. He would rest the notebook on his desk and write horizontally down the page with a pen, and, like Isaac Newton, he would sometimes start in from both ends of the notebook at once and work towards the middle.
3. Jack Kerouac - The notebook entry reads:
“Ginsberg — intelligent enuf, interested in the outward appearance & pose of great things, intelligent enuf to know where to find them, but once there he acts like Jerry Newman, the photographer anxious to be photographed photographing —— Ginsberg wants to run his hand up the backs of people, for this he gives and seldom takes — He is also a mental screwball
*(Tape recorder anxious to be tape recorded tape recording) (like Seymour Barab anxious to have his name in larger letters than Robert Louis Stevenson, like Steinberg & Verlaine Rimbaud Baudelaire”
4. Ernest Hemingway - The notebook entry reads:
“My name is Ernest Miller Hemingway
I was born on July 21, 1899
My favorite authors are Kipling, O. Henry and Steuart Edward White.
My favorite flower is lady slipper and tiger lily.
My favorite sports are trout fishing, hiking, shooting, football and boxing.
My favorite studies are English, zoology and chemistry.
I intend to travel and write.”
Want to collaborate on a Google Doc with Nietzsche, Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Dickinson, Dickens and Poe?
Click here. Start typing. Enjoy the hilarity.
Ninja Update: Wanna see something fun? Mention Shakespeare in a sentence and see what happens.
Poe kept writing distinctly into my sentences so I wrote ”Edgar, you’re not funny” aND HE BLATANTLY DELETED THE NOT I AM SO DONE WITH THIS ASDFKJL
OH GOD IF YOU TYPE “EDGAR ALLAN POE” POE ADDS A :( AFTER HIS NAME PRECIOUS BABY
DICKENS SAID POE WAS A TORTURED SOUL AND I SAID DICKENS WAS RIGHT THEN DICKINSON CHANGED IT TO DICKINSON AND THEY JUST KEPT GOING BACK AND FORTH
THIS IS GREAT
Hahahahah, oh man oh man.
Shakespeare changed “you” to “thou”, so I said “Wow Shakespeare, I can’t believe you just did that.” And he added “the Lovely and Handsome” in front of his name. Edgar Allan Poe came in, changed what Shakespeare added to “the dreadful and lonely”
SASSY WRITERS, MAN!
Dickens and Dickinson went on and on changing each other’s names till Dickens kind of gave up and typed “Oliver Twist” insteadLOLOLOL
Also, after Poe described Shakespeare as “dreadful and lonely” i protested “I LOVE SHAKESPEARE OK” and he changed “LOVE” to “LOATHE”. further dissed him in writing and he deleted what i wrote and typed out “THE END” instead oh man this is GREAT HAHA
Sandra Cisneros, “Eleven”
So next week, my Honors Art students will be participating in an illustration challenge in which they are given passages from novels that describe a setting, character or scene, and not given the context, they will illustrate it to the best of their ability.
So I decided that I would…
Not sure if this is what you’re looking for, and not entirely from novels, but.
“Ged had neither lost nor won but, naming the shadow of his death with his own name, had made himself whole” - WIzard of Earthsea; Ursula Le Guin.
“Something clicked in his throat as if he had works in him like a clock, and was going to strike. And he smeared his ragged rough sleeve over his eyes.” - Great Expectations; Charles Dickens.
“He and his brother are like plum-trees that grow crooked over standing pools; they are rich, and o’erladen with fruit, but none but crows, pies, and caterpillars feed on them.” - Duchess of Malfi; John Webster.
“The overalls of the workers were white, their hands gloved with a pale corpse-coloured rubber. The light was frozen, dead, a ghost. Only from the yellow barrels of the microscopes did it borrow a certain rich and living substance, lying along the polished tubes like butter, streak after luscious streak in long recession down the work tables.” - Brave New World; Aldous Huxley.
“Her lips, when she does not speak or eat, are normally pressed together like the ruled line of a balance sheet, marked straight with her old-fashioned lipstick, a final and judging mouth, a precision instrument.” - The Driver’s Seat; Muriel Spark.
Edit: also, someone mentioned Man Who Was Thursday. I agree, it’s got some fantastic weird imagery in there. Here’s one:
“This particular evening, if it is remembered for nothing else, will be remembered in that place for its strange sunset. It looked like the end of the world. All the heaven seemed covered with a quite vivid and palpable plumage; you could only say that the sky was full of feathers, and of feathers that almost brushed the face. Across the great part of the dome they were grey, with the strangest tints of violet and mauve and an unnatural pink or pale green; but towards the west the whole grew past description, transparent and passionate, and the last red-hot plumes of it covered up the sun like something too good to be seen. The whole was so close about the earth, as to express nothing but a violent secrecy. The very empyrean seemed to be a secret. It expressed that splendid smallness which is the soul of local patriotism. The very sky seemed small.” - Man Who Was Thursday; G. K. Chesterton.