Julia GP Haupt’s Top 10 Knife City Creamery Posts

So lucky to have Julia as a reader! What a lady!!

Julia: The following is not a Top Ten List of your ten best blog posts. It’s my top ten list of posts that stuck with me (some for good reason, and some for no apparent reason). But I read and loved all of your posts (all as in 90%).

1. Yoke Cake!

[image via Amyland Cake Company]

2. And I’m Proud to Be an American

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3. Freddie de Boer’s Digital Book Club

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4. 10 Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia

[image via xkcd]

5. Favorite Poemer Delivers Again

[image via Luke Johnson]

6. Smaced in the Privets

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7. The Cringe at the Heart of Christmas

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8. Professional Packer

[image via mtbr]

9. Refurbished Bicycles Make Good Gates

[image via dude craft]

10. Incredible McDonalds Burger Experiment

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December 21, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Crowdsourcing. Leave a comment.

Favorite Poemer Delivers Again

[image of Carl Dennis via Bromirski]

Unlike the typical esoteric ephemera you find here, Rockstar Athlete Luke Johnson writes cohesive posts where all the pieces matter.

Here’s a nice poem that probably works better in the context of Luke’s post than my own.  Check him out before he gets too famous.

What, you’re too cool for poetry?  Sit down.

Pioneers

If time were in fact like money,
We could bank a day like this one
That as yet we have no plans for
And spend it later when we were ready,
Along with any interest that’s piled up.
Instead, we’re obliged to live it now.
Should we break it down, as we’ve done
With other days, into desk work and yard work,
Supper and post-supper pastimes,
Or devote it all to making a plan
For one bold enterprise that begins tomorrow?
What would that be exactly? Something more,
It would seem, than merely doing the old work
With a better attitude. Why can’t this day
Be like the one our predecessors devoted
To outfitting a wagon train and heading off
Toward the lush land of the middle border?
How easy then to prove we’re making progress
When another evening means another inch
Marked on the map from here to there.
No need to rush so long as our pace
Is steady, allowing us to arrive
Before the trail is obscured by snow,
The grass buried too deep for the oxen.
Time then to unload our wagons and marvel
How many items have come through intact,
Though an heirloom bowl has a hairline crack
Running rim to rim. However lonely we feel
As the wind ruffles the tall grass, we’ll agree
The spot should begin to feel like home
After a little labor, a little time.
Then we’ll drink a toast to the day long gone
When our journey began, the one that now
We’re letting slip through our fingers
Here where we can’t postpone it.
If anyone claims the loss isn’t real,
Let him step forward now.
Let him try to convince us time is a well
Dug in our own yard and always brimming,
However often we dip our cup.

[Carl Dennis @ Verse Daily via Luke Johnson]

November 9, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Reading. 1 comment.

Poemer

In case you aint heard, my very favorite Poemer, Luke Johnson, is publishing his first book of poems next Spring! You may know him from being included in the Best New Poets anthology. Twice.

Congrats, handsome guy!

[Comic via Nedroid]

September 13, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Comics. 1 comment.

Exhaustive interview with David Simon

The tiniest excerpt from the best ever interview about The Wire:

We were always laying pipe that could be picked up later.

[What’s Alan Watching via Luke Johnson @ Proof of Blog]

[photo via Can’t Stop the Bleeding]

July 23, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Reading. Leave a comment.