Category Archives: Books

The Dude And The Zen Master

Does The Dude really abide?

If you love The Big Lebowski you’ll probably enjoy The Dude and the Zen Master, a collaboration between Jeff Bridges and Zen teacher Bernie Glassman. Evidently Bridges and Glassman have been friends for years and thought a critical analysis of the Dude’s words and actions was in order.

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This Cease-and-Desist Letter Should Be the Model for Every Cease-and-Desist Letter

If only ALL trademark/copyright lawyers were this classy, I wouldn’t take so much issue with them.

“We are certainly flattered by your affection for the brand, but …”

Source: This Cease-and-Desist Letter Should Be the Model for Every Cease-and-Desist Letter – The Atlantic

R.I.P. Ray Bradbury, Author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles

If anyone calls for a book to be burned, I call for said person to be immolated. Unless that book is Twilight, because fuck Twilight.

Ray Bradbury — author of The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and many more literary classics — died this morning in Los Angeles, at the age of 91.

Source: R.I.P. Ray Bradbury, Author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles

Epic Rap Battles of History: “Dr Seuss VS Shakespeare”

Time to spit some divine rhyme.

Open Source Textbook Company Now BMOC at 400 Colleges

Absolutely brilliant! Now, once the e-reader format war is over and the devices become more ubiquitous, say goodbye to over-priced texts!

What did you do this summer? Flat World Knowledge stayed busy on campus and now has 40 times as many students and more than 10 times the colleges using their freemium, open-source digital textbooks as they did spring semester. And they did it the old-fashioned way — one professor at a time. After a sort…

Source: Open Source Textbook Company Now BMOC at 400 Colleges | WIRED

Is it just me or is this an inappropriate title for a kids’ book?

Regarding Twilight

Vampires suck. No, really, they are bad Juju.