RIP J.D. Salinger

January 29, 2010

It is truly a sad day. J.D. Salinger, one of my favorite authors has died. The man wrote amazing books and short stories (do I even need to mention the titles?) and influenced countless people in the field of writing. To this day I still call people that I find fake phonies like Holden did. I hope that Salinger has found peace in his final resting place and that he is no longer at odds with the world. I hope that Holden is catching him now in Heaven….

Check out the letter below. This is a letter that Kurt Vonnegut wrote while a POW in Dresden’s Slaughterhouse Five. Ultimately the events in Dresden lead to the novel, Slaughterhouse Five that brought international acclaim to the author. The letter is something that Vonnegut wanted to send to his family to ally any fears they had about his safety as a POW.

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As you can see he had a lot to write about in that novel and he had the gift of the written word from such an early age. It is why he remains one of the greatest American authors for all of time.

Haiti Poetry

January 15, 2010

In honor of the small island nation that is suffering right now because of the recent earthquake. We must help them because there is so much beauty in every society like the poetry below. We cannot lose that, not for one minute. Please do what you can to help the Haitian people.

In case anyone is looking, I finally found the t-shirt from Funny People that Jason Swartzman was wearing. I am not really sure the meaning of the shirt but I like how it is a statement without a question mark even though it is a question. It’s a great pun because those that understand language would really want to know who wrote it so they scold them for improper English.

WHO WRITES THIS STUFF Shirt shirt
WHO WRITES THIS STUFF Shirt by niffx
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