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“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause”*…

 

via @ShortList

The Monks of Cool, whose tiny and exclusive monastery is hidden in a really cool and laid-back valley in the lower Ramtops, have a passing-out test for a novice. He is taken into a room full of all types of clothing and asked: Yo, my son, which of these is the most stylish thing to wear? And the correct answer is: Hey, whatever I select. 

― Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

Rather be dead than cool

– Kurt Cobain/Nirvana, “Stay Away”

* Mark Twain

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As we bask in the boss, we might send tubular birthday greetings to John Anthony Burgess Wilson; he was born on this date in 1917.  A composer, translator, and author better known by his pen name, “Anthony Burgess,” he put his linguistic facility to use in his most famous novel, A Clockwork Orange, creating a “Nadsat” slang for Alex and his gang that included a word that surely belongs on the list above– “horrorshow.”

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Written by LW

February 25, 2014 at 1:01 am

Well, it beats a lump of coal…

Last minute gift panic?  No problem.  Just wander over to Toy-A-Day, and download dozens of printable, foldable delights.  From Superman to Mr. Natural (below), there’s something suitable for just about anyone on Santa’s list.

As we reach for the scissors, we might recall that it was on this date in 1971 that Stanley Kubrick’s adaption of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange was released… Welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, welly, well.

Original One-sheet

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