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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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
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
Time to spit some divine rhyme.
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
Vampires suck. No, really, they are bad Juju.