This is the Website of Ken Layne

Apr 04

Re: Internet Babytalk

To: all@wonkette.com

Date: January 7, 2008

Subject: Thousand-year reich / editorial policy

Jim Newell referenced this January 2008 memo the other day, written when Gawker published Wonkette and I had just come back to the company as Wonkette’s sole editor. My comrade Max Read’s new Gawker.com ban on meaningless 10-year-old Internet slang shows that every several years, some brave website editor has to do this all over again to clean out the sewer pipes.

Mar 05

Greenfriar - Greenfriar.com -

And with that Ed Abbey quote as a motto, Greenfriar launched this week. Come on by and read some good stuff about hiking, endangered species, mountain cabins, desert hermits, backyard chickens, urban forests and other stuff that makes life worth living.

Feb 26

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Nov 19

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Sep 16

The Official 'Eat The Press' Financial Crisis Retro Reader -

Five years into the continuing economic crisis, Jason Linkins has put together this guide to the books (including fiction), movies and other media that told the story of the collapse that turned so many middle-class people into poor people.

My book Dignity made this list, hooray, and I found a lot of stuff I missed when it was published, like this piece by Alex Pareene.

Aug 19

“If you’ve ever tried to eat dinner at a restaurant, but you couldn’t figure out how to pay, and also you don’t have anyone to eat with, this app will maybe be for you, who knows.” — —Sam Biddle, writing about modern problems and businesses.

Aug 08

William S. Burroughs and Joe Strummer, probably 1978?

William S. Burroughs and Joe Strummer, probably 1978?

Imagine being stuck on a plane with LIVE STAND-UP COMEDIANS -

Jul 30

erikkwakkel:

Medieval Yoda!
I encountered this image some time ago while browsing (online) a delightful medieval book known as “The Queen Mary’s Psalter”. Made in England in the early 14th century, it contains some 1450 drawings and miniatures. Many of them are meant to bring a smile to the face of the medieval reader. This one transcends the centuries and does the same in our day, especially if you are a fan of Star Wars (as I am). There he is: Yoda, who traded his light saber for a spear and is charging towards a medieval Sith Lord on a sturgeon! May the force be with him - he will need it.
Pic: London, British Library, Royal MS 2 B vii. More information (and an additional 1440 images) are found here.

erikkwakkel:

Medieval Yoda!

I encountered this image some time ago while browsing (online) a delightful medieval book known as “The Queen Mary’s Psalter”. Made in England in the early 14th century, it contains some 1450 drawings and miniatures. Many of them are meant to bring a smile to the face of the medieval reader. This one transcends the centuries and does the same in our day, especially if you are a fan of Star Wars (as I am). There he is: Yoda, who traded his light saber for a spear and is charging towards a medieval Sith Lord on a sturgeon! May the force be with him - he will need it.

Pic: London, British Library, Royal MS 2 B vii. More information (and an additional 1440 images) are found here.

Jul 28

gregrutter:

(sakurasenshi)

gregrutter:

(sakurasenshi)

(via getthatlook)