Comrade Trotsky’s ice-pick surprise was nothing compared to Lewis Carroll’s dear uncle, who was fatally ambushed by a lunatic armed with a rusty nail … specially sharpened, no less. 
Avoid head-piercing nutters, read my Hunting of the Snark blog and purchase my Snark GN … before it’s too late.

Comrade Trotsky’s ice-pick surprise was nothing compared to Lewis Carroll’s dear uncle, who was fatally ambushed by a lunatic armed with a rusty nail … specially sharpened, no less. 

Avoid head-piercing nutters, read my Hunting of the Snark blog and purchase my Snark GN … before it’s too late.

What does Martin Heidegger’s seminal brief, Sein und Zeit, have to do with Edward Gorey, Heirich Heine and Lewis Carroll? Find out in this week’s episode of The Hunting of the Snark blog … or just buy the graphic novel so I can purchase fresh plasma for my pet goose.

What does Martin Heidegger’s seminal brief, Sein und Zeit, have to do with Edward Gorey, Heirich Heine and Lewis Carroll? Find out in this week’s episode of The Hunting of the Snark blog … or just buy the graphic novel so I can purchase fresh plasma for my pet goose.

tierradentro:

Born on this day (07/10/1888): Giorgio de Chirico.
“The Double Dream of Spring”, 1915.

Happy birthday, Giorgio. Your memoirs are my favourite compilation of blistering invective directed towards idiot critics, your work is a reliable source of profitable larceny for me … and your novel is the only readable surrealist novel left standing.

tierradentro:

Born on this day (07/10/1888): Giorgio de Chirico.

The Double Dream of Spring”, 1915.

Happy birthday, Giorgio. Your memoirs are my favourite compilation of blistering invective directed towards idiot critics, your work is a reliable source of profitable larceny for me … and your novel is the only readable surrealist novel left standing.

Adam was god’s first cliché … Adam, le cliché premier de Dieu …

Adam was god’s first cliché … Adam, le cliché premier de Dieu …

dream-guide:

We got a new video for you all! In fact it’s two videos!
It’s a brand new experiment that we’re trying out to see if watching a particular video during a WBTB will help induce a more vivid lucid dream. Check it out part 1 here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P5JvMwcUNg

(More details about the experiment in the notes section and on our our website: http://dreamlabs.io/experiments/view/25/A-Better-WBTB)

Sleep your way to success!

Dushyanta the voyeur … from in-progress Shakuntala

Dushyanta the voyeur … from in-progress Shakuntala

"In February, in a New Yorker piece originally titled “Is Amazon bad for books?,” a small press publisher, Melville House co-owner Dennis Johnson, described how Amazon had bullied him into signing up for its paid distribution service despite refusing to relinquish any information to him about his actual on-site sales.

Johnson described how, after his initial refusal to play on their terms, Amazon representatives approached him at Book Expo and advised him to “get with the program.” He also described the way Amazon unsummarily pulled the “Buy” buttons from Melville House titles after he publicly criticized the company.

Proponents of Amazon’s lower pricing strategies argue that Amazon is the underdog in the publishing monopoly, not the other way around. But the fact remains that Amazon is a company that singlehandedly controls 30% of the market share of the entire publishing industry. And unlike its competitors, it has a publishing arm, a distribution arm, and a retail arm. Although the price-fixing that the Big Six and Apple were engaged in was blatantly illegal, the maneuver was a unilateral way of competing as a group against Amazon’s predatory pricing—that is, its ability to leverage its other retail holdings to offer rock-bottom pricing for its books, effectively decimating the landscape of other booksellers.

Increasingly, the rhetoric about Amazon’s bullying tactics is that the company is violating the same antitrust laws that it used to spear Apple and the Big Five on the Department of Justice’s hook. “Monopoly achieved,” Johnson wrote after the verdict."

You can’t pre-order JK Rowling’s newest book from Amazon because Amazon is holding it hostage

"Better for Amazon is rarely better for the publishing industry."

(via bookshop)

(via bookoisseur)

"When Paramount studio executives were shown a cut of the film, they wanted the film’s opening and closing surrealist sequences to be cut. Executive producer Mel Brooks, according to producer Stuart Cornfeld, said to them: ‘We are involved in a business venture. We screened the film for you to bring you up to date as to the status of that venture. Do not misconstrue this as our soliciting the input of raging primitives.’"

— Elephant Man trivia (via 50watts)

Three Rivers, New Mexico … au pays de la magie