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I love this scathing Amazon review of Niffenegger's graphic novel

December 3, 2010 - 9:26am ||| 1 Comment | Add new

The problem with Amazon reviewers is that they’re often too laudatory. Not every book is perfect. That’s why I find it refreshing to encounter well-written 1 star reviews there.

Such as the one I just found for a book I was considering buying, Audrey Niffenegger’s (The Time Traveller’s Wife) graphic novel for the YA market, The Night Bookmobile. I like graphic novels, I like YA literature (Hatchet, My Side of the Mountain, etc.), I liked The Time Traveller’s Wife, and Niffenegger’s from Chicago, so how can you go wrong.

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Fan Mail

June 25, 2010 - 12:13pm ||| 2 Comments | Add new

One of the reasons I have a Referral Details and a Comments field on my DesignGeek subscription form is because people often regale me of the circuitous route they took to find the newsletter.  Here’s a good one that just came in:

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DesignGeeks in Malaysia

September 10, 2009 - 9:02am ||| 0 Comments | Add new

One of my Google Alerts (like an old school clipping service … do those still exist?) is for “designgeek,” and it’s kinda fun to see how many forum users and bloggers call themselves a designgeek or sometimes give themselves that login name. (There are no other blogs named designgeek, though … otherwise my trademark lawyer would have to stomp on them. And she’s a triathlete or something. Watchale.)

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Lost in the TVTropes

August 25, 2009 - 3:38pm ||| 0 Comments | Add new

Oh gosh, while reading the often hysterically funny web comic xkcd I became inrigued by something he was making fun of, "TVTropes," so I looked up TVTropes in Google, went to the site, and emerged 45 minutes later.

 In other words I became the subject of the guy's comic. He wasn't kidding!

 Check out this trope, "Writer on Board." You'll soon see what I mean.

Obama Poster-ize Yourself

February 5, 2009 - 2:00am ||| 0 Comments | Add new

Shepard Fairey, principal of the Obey Giant design firm, is the designer who created the iconic "Hope" poster for President Barack Obama's campaign.

Obama Poster
http://obeygiant.com/headlines/obama

The Associated Press is claiming that the picture of Obama which Fairey based his poster on is owned by them, and wants credit and compensation.

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One More YouTube!

October 12, 2007 - 1:00am ||| 0 Comments | Add new

In the previous DesignGeek, I thought I had written up all the "YouTubes for DesignGeeks" I had been bookmarking for the last few months.

This morning as I was clearing out my bookmark slush-pile, I found one more. Can't believe I forgot to include it, it's one of my favorites (you may have been one of the 330,000 plus who have already seen it).

Caution: The sound track is from Quentin Tarantino's movie, Pulp Fiction, so there's STRONG language! Turn down your audio first if there are people around who might not appreciate it.

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YouTubes for DesignGeeks

September 17, 2007 - 1:00am ||| 0 Comments | Add new

Had your fill with stupid human tricks and pre-teens lip synching Abba? Here are some YouTube videos I've been bookmarking to share with you. Some are funny, some just cool, but they all speak to the inner DesignGeek:

First IT Professional
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMa3QBqf3t4

Japanese Human Art
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYsDsEcfG0g

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