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26 January 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

19 January 2015

From visitors from outside the United States, today is Martin Luther King Day in the US.


Amazon is the Reader’s Friend . . . or Not

16 January 2015

Video removed because of autoplay annoyances.
Thanks to Ziv for the tip.

UPDATE: Sorry for the autoplay. The video didn’t do this in PG’s browser. He added autoplay=”false” to the video code which is supposed to turn off autoplay. Since he can’t see whether autoplay is, in fact, now off, drop a comment to let him know what’s going on.

Creativity and Rules

7 January 2015
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The Shapes of Stories

6 January 2015

Bonus Paolo Post

5 January 2015

PG has emerged this morning from an extended bout with the flu (the version that isn’t addressed by this year’s vaccine) and, while not completely chipper, can contemplate the concept of chipperness for the first time in awhile.

In honor of this momentous occasion, he decided a little Paolo Conte was in order.


Pennyroyal Academy

31 December 2014

Buying Too Many Books

27 December 2014


14 December 2014

Based on Veronica Roth’s book

Zoella Sugg, online queen and fastest-selling debut novelist

7 December 2014

From The Guardian:

The internet has brought a great many things into this world, from social networking, email and memes to online dating and even arguably revolution. It has also given us Zoella. Zoella, or Zoe Sugg as she is known offline, is one of a new breed of online celebrities, an expanding group of video bloggers – or vloggers as they are more formally known – who, thanks to their YouTube channels, have developed a worldwide following to rival that of Beyoncé or even Taylor Swift.

The 24-year-old, who has emerged at the head of the pack (she was recently described by Vogue as the queen of the internet), has had almost 307m views of her intimate videos dispensing beauty and life advice; 6.6 million people subscribe to her channel. And now, her first book, Girl Online, the fictional tale of a blogger, has become the fastest selling debut novel ever – selling 78,000 copies in its first week and eclipsing the debuts of JK Rowling and EL James.

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Just how a fashion student from a small village in Wiltshire has come to define the zeitgeist is a testament to the DIY spirit that online platforms such as YouTube promote.

Link to the rest at The Guardian and thanks to Robert for the tip.

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