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The Cocktail Chart of Film & Literature May 14, 2013 – Posted in: posters

Courtesy of Pop Chart Labs we now have a handy visual reference of almost 50 cocktails culled from books & movies. The chart covers “everything from Philip Marlowe’s Gin Gimlet to Fredo Corleone’s Banana Daiquiri to the simple yet effective Buttermaker Boilermaker,” to the Dude’s White Russian. And better yet you can buy a copy to hang near the bar. The printed up 500 copies, the artist signed them and they’re selling them for $22. close up via Laughing…

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Day Jobs of the Poets April 30, 2013 – Posted in: Comics / Cartoons

The latest bookish strip from Grant Snider at Incidental Comics. Who adds: This comic is factual, but it requires a couple clarifications: Wallace Stevens was an executive at an insurance company, not your average insurance salesman. And there’s no evidence that Emily Dickinson liked cats, but her sister Lavinia was cat-obsessed. So Emily must have been forced to cat-sit occasionally. Previously on Book Patrol:Performance-Enhancing Drugs for Writers and more from Grant Snider

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Wilde Times July 10, 2007 – Posted in: Video

image Chris Ketchell “The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.” – Oscar Wilde The Soul of Man Under Socialism Aside from his success as an author and playwright Wilde was also a major celebrity in Victorian London. In many respects his celebrity mirrors the path of many of today’s celebrities (Martha Stewart and Paris Hilton immediately come…

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