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Friday finds

My homies find the perfect way to tell Anders Breivik to go fuck himself.

A new translation of Theodor Fontane, with great pictures of Stirling Castle.

The list of the covers of the e-books of the knockoffs of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Saul Bass was a genius. What, you don’t believe me? How about some more examples?

Ward-heeling with incense.” Genius. Just genius.

Racing stats? Racing stats?

Douglas Trumbull, the visual effects pioneer behind Blade Runner and 2001: A Space Odyssey, talks about the cinema of the future. What will it be like to watch The Hobbit in its higher-resolution version?

I left my hardanger in San Francisco.

Tales from a radio obsessive.

Mining the sky — a few links, a few thoughts.

Want a free Monster? Of course you do. And here it is.

“I defy any writer to move to Paris and not be posing like Hemingway in a café within the first few months. I had that kind of Lost Generation love when I first moved to Paris. Actually, I wrote about this in an essay for the Huffington Post years ago, about the way that hanging out in cafés and pretending to be a writer like Hemingway actually did make me a writer. I wouldn’t necessarily have self-identified as a writer before I studied abroad in Paris. I was more of a reader than a writer. But I guess if you pretend to do something for a while, you realize that, oh, wow, that was just a way to do get to something that I guess I secretly wanted to do.”

That is one deserted highway.

Having fun with a feeb.

Don’t steal art.

Is watching this video really worth three minutes of your life? Once you know, it will be too late.

“Eric Danville, author of The Complete Linda Lovelace, and a technical adviser on the Amanda Seyfried film, once asked Lovelace: ‘Why did you join up with feminists trying to ban porn instead of feminists trying to fight domestic abuse?’ Lovelace’s response? ‘The people fighting domestic abuse never approached me. Catherine [MacKinnon] was the first person to really approach me’ says much about how she led her life. Dance with the one that brought you.”

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Moonhead

“Moonhead” is an instrumental track from Pink Floyd, commissioned by the BBC for use in its coverage of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The unreleased 1969 track has cropped up on a couple of Floyd bootlegs.

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Men on the moon

Forty years ago today. I remember like it was yesterday. There I was in a living room in northern New Jersey, watching men walk on the moon. For a fleeting moment, human beings were on two worlds instead of just one.

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It’s only a pixel moon

This Thursday — yep, the day after tomorrow — marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, which four days later allowed a certain Neil Armstrong to get his boots dirty in a manner never before experienced by humankind. To mark the occasion, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum has set up a Web site called We Choose the Moon that allows you to follow the timeline of the Apollo 11 mission from the comfort of your PC or Mac — either of which, I am astonished to realize, probably has more computing oomph than the machines used to guide three men safely to the moon and back. They’re in pre-launch mode now, of course, but I expect this will be one of my favorite sites for the next week or so.

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