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i can't wait to mention that in a press release. or on the back cover of a book, where most people put the quotes praising their writing.
but aside from monster money [which is a thing], it's been a hell of a week...
good news :: stuff i can't make up from around the internet
since we've been talking about colour analysis by seasons lately on more like space, why don't you have a gander at what the seasons look like when you take them in their totality.
in case you hadn't heard, montreal, the second largest french metropolis in the world, was under orders to boil water before consumption for a day and a half. it's like something out of another century. and apparently, so are our comedians.
we're all mad here...
an analysis of the case for saying canadian prime minister stephen harper is conducting a war against science. read it now while it's still legal to use your brain for something other than toil.
compactor "multiple fractures", video by dom... perfect music to listen to when you need something to drown out the rage in your brain.
quote of the week
It is most unfortunate, very unfortunate, that colleagues and the great people of this city have been exposed to the fact that I have been judged by the media without any evidence.-toronto mayor rob ford, making a much-anticipated statement to the pressfollow-up and shameless self-promotion
well i guess that quote [which makes less sense every time i read it] is kind of a spoiler: rob ford [finally] made a statement today to say that he doesn't use cocaine and he's still as serious as ever about keeping suburbanite taxes and taxpayer expectations low. there was a lot of pressure on him to make a statement, but now that he has, it's kind of anti-climactic. did anyone seriously expect ford, who was- sorta- removed from office by the courts for using taxpayer dollars to pay public servants to work for him as chauffeurs and gardeners- to just cop to smoking crack because someone says there's a video of him doing it?
gawker have done what any media of the digital age would have done: initiated a kickstarter project to raise $200k to buy the damn videotape. although there have been some complications, the project is zooming ahead and i encourage you to donate, because even if the owner of the tape doesn't resurface and the money goes to charity, there are a lot of people in toronto who need help because not-currently-crack-addicted rob ford has cut the services that they could have turned to.
i also wanted to thank those of you who responded to my "i am better than rob ford" declaration by buying my book, which saw a nice little rise in sales. if you enjoyed it, i have good news:
another is coming.
i can't commit to exact dates at the moment, but i can tell you a few things about it:
1. it is a short novel, not a collection of stories.
2. the overall tone is lighter than the stories in "interference", but also a bit more perverse.
3. it's called "tricky".
and apparently last week's image of the week has competition:
kitteh of the week
since we've had so many close-ups of eyes this week... here's julia!
thank you to all who have read this... your support, your interest and your feedback [public and private] mean more to me than i can possibly express.
here's the source for this week's image of the week, which is a picture of the moon, venus and jupiter. kind of incredible.