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There was a cigarette ad with a heart-shaped pizza. I like the Internet.

Reconsider The Awe


When I think about high school, I think about mostly nothing. While my time wearing braces and polos was no doubt an enlightening intellectual time for me, I often feel like the lessons I learned there were transitory and forgettable: remember your gym clothes, don’t get the cafeteria pizza, cover…

“ While some view the book’s humor as directed towards adults, it was Silverstein’s belief that children and elderly people should be treated no differently from anyone else. ”


Uncle Shelby’s ABZ Book - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This guy just *got* it.

I treasure this book so very much, and it’s a seminal part of my introduction to and love of humor as a young person. When I was 11 or 12 my aunt took me to the new, local-ish Borders - my first trip EVER to a bookstore that huge and wonderful - and this was one of the books I chose. I still have the copy we bought that day. I read it tonight and laughed just as loudly and loved it just as much as I have for so many different reasons over the past 20+ years.


“So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say.”
― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

“ This life is not perfect. This world is not a perfect place. Sometimes it’s nice to sip a drink, and repeat yourself, among people who aren’t perfect, and don’t expect you to be perfect either. Aim low, open your heart, and let them in. ”

When I was in college seven zillion years ago, before YouTube, I used to listen to audio clips of Kids in the Hall sketches OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER. Gavin is just my favorite person on the planet and still, seven zillion years ago, I know a lot of these by heart.


2. AB Positive Blood Anti-Discrimination Campaign: “I’m Not a Blood Type”