Jul 11, 2008

In-a-big-way readings

faulkner @ the beach

The most interesting thing in nature is that two species exist, only two species, which are expansionist: mankind and insects. All other species are territorial. The insect is a devourer, an expander, it keeps on expanding so much and it doesn’t even care. And mankind is like that, as well… The two species which are going to end up fighting over the world are going to be insects and human beings.
                - Guillermo del Toro

The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next.
                - Williman Faulkner

Del Toro's cinematic angels and insects
movie writing has never been worse
Abraham Obama
illegal billboards
the man who shepherded the new journalists
Time Mag does Twain
Salman Rushdie in LA
Hunter S. Thompson: so addled and so lucid
"He'd known for a long time that he was no longer a really good writer."
interview with Ralph Steadman
Steadman's recent art
writer's suicide followed fire, flood, abandonment, sickness, eviction
saving Michael Vick's dogs
death row perdictions
pro-life dem's push abortion reduction
deckle edges
typograhper's handwriting
bog triathlon
FBI releases report on serial killers
keeping the devil down: The Wire, The Sheild, Dexter