July 23, 2010

Lafcadio Hearn (Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904) | The Online Books Page

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July 23, 2010

Random House is not in a position to claim that it has any legal rights based on the form of contracts it used in the 1960s

Scrivener’s Error


July 23, 2010

$2.6million spent on food and beverages for reps and their staffers

Congress Spent $604,000 on Bottled Water, $397,000 on Catering


July 23, 2010

Kevin Landry had to give up his San Diego apartment because he couldn’t afford the rent after his federal unemployment benefits were cut off in early June.

Since then, Landry and his cocker spaniel, Curley, have been sleeping in his 1991 Dodge Dakota in a church parking lot. He sold his possessions and applied for food stamps in order to survive.

And even though President Obama signed a measure Thursday that extends benefits through November, Landry knows he won’t get his $475 weekly check anytime soon.

The last time Congress allowed the benefits to lapse, it took a month for him to start getting payments again.

When will we unemployment checks be mailed? – Jul. 23, 2010


July 23, 2010

My family needed the money. I was doing this to save the house; my father had a beat-up old car and the engine died – this is before I started working for DC – and that first check bought a rebuilt engine for his car so he didn’t have to walk to work anymore. I was doing this because I had to, working my way through high school to help keep my family alive.

Graphic Novel and Comic Book Creators in New York City – Graphic NYC


July 23, 2010

(via misswallflower)

Now that is the kind of wee house I’ve never seen before.


Shit Lists I Am On

July 23, 2010

Adobe
Amazon
Apple
Author’s Guild
Barnes & Noble
Borders
Bowker
Cooler Reader (who cares? they’re gone — as I said they would be!)
Dell
ECTACO
Google
IDPF
Independent Print Bookstores
Kobo
Microsoft
Nokia (which is really all of Finland)
Publishing’s Big Six
Sony

I will add to this as remember more of them — and get added to new ones.

Some of those won’t exist in a year. So shove your Shit List up your Suited ass.