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📽️ A Movie for Christmas Day 2019 🎄 FLASH GORDON (1980) Themes: Putting your hand where it shouldn’t go, Tiny leather underwear, Sudden royal football matches, Hawkmen achristmasmovieaday.tumblr.com/post/189497443… https://t.co/2TFEve0NN5
Every week (every day?) there’s a new chapter in @jonronson’s SO YOU’VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED. Would go on my top books of the decade, for sure. tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/117604517… twitter.com/ibogost/status…
My four-year-old is very confused that the Big Bad Wolf and Santa Claus both go down the chimney and I’m thinking, is this how children’s books are born?
“New Yorkers are never more like the hicks they disdain than when bragging about how they have no interest in other places.“ tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/9548256842 https://t.co/rl8p6fZ4MJ
“New Yorkers are never more like the hicks they disdain than when bragging about how they have no interest in other places.“ tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/9548256842
All sorts of layers of media going on here https://t.co/8zQByTG7Wx
Make your spare time enjoyable and profitable! https://t.co/2ybSBqGAOI
Found @mattthomas’s Christmas present https://t.co/i7sflkp0vD
Only one candidate has my vote https://t.co/syZAFeusmO
RT @spoontheband: Vittorio E (Recording Session) Jim Eno’s House - Austin, TX 2002 Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon is Out now.…
The perils of thrifting: found an amazing old illustrated medical dictionary to cut up, but when I opened it a gigantic lock of hair fell out and now you couldn’t pay me to take away that cursed object 💀
Drafting tomorrow’s newsletter has inspired me to update my profile austinkleon.com/newsletter https://t.co/51kbgfL53y
RT @austinkleon: Every once in a while when someone is accused of plagiarism I’ll see someone else tweet, “Someone’s been reading Steal Lik…
TFW you see a trailer for a movie you’ve never heard of and think, “Goddamn, that looks really good,” and then the next day you see a critic’s best-of list with it at #1 theatlantic.com/entertainment/…
I didn’t sleep well last night, so I wrote a little bit about Aphex Twin, sleeplessness, dreams, and making art: austinkleon.com/2019/12/05/try…
RT @felipemenhem: Caí nesse texto do @austinkleon sobre gagueira e lembrei da minha própria e de como isso foi um grande problema na minha…
Really enjoying this November listening playlist by my friend @jndevereux. Highlights: - Gary Numan, “Film”  - Norma Fraser, “The First Cut is the Deepest” - Georgs Pelēcis, “Flowering Jasmine” open.spotify.com/playlist/2j1gQ…
Going through my files and came across this James Patterson self-blurb which makes me LOL every time https://t.co/MOXtko7NZc
📽️ A Movie for Christmas Day 2019 🎄 APOLLO 11 (2019) Themes: Inspiration, Impossibility, The unknown, Darkness and light achristmasmovieaday.tumblr.com/post/189483198… https://t.co/bbUi5fFcVP
📽️ A Movie for Christmas Day 2019 🎄 SUPERMAN (1978) Themes: Heroes, Legends, Fables, Family, If I could turn back time achristmasmovieaday.tumblr.com/post/189483103… https://t.co/MnhGLbfdQ0
I despise companies who sell things that can’t be repaired. (“If you can’t fix it, you don’t own it.”) This @fitbit Surge my wife bought me a few years ago just needs a new watchband. And yet... they don’t sell replacement bands. (To hell with them I have super glue!) https://t.co/f9X7xARs3B
Want to squeeze in some good books before the end of the year? Here you go: us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=25a34f10515…
“I hadn’t read his books. My fear was that they might not be quite as bad as I wanted them to be.” —Charles Portis, GRINGOS
RT @austinkleon: “You had to commit to something. You finally had to plant a tree somewhere.” —Charles Portis, GRINGOS
We’re constantly changing, rewiring, shedding our old cells, so every time you re-read a book, it will be a different book from the one you read before. austinkleon.com/2017/12/30/two… https://t.co/RujnOgTOCh
“Once you’ve watched a film or heard a song 20 (or 100) times, you’re not only noticing all kinds of new and interesting things, but you start to notice *everything*...” —@sternbergh nytimes.com/2019/11/27/mov…
I’m always surprised when people say they never re-read books. Re-reading is one of the joys of my reading life. twitter.com/austinkleon/st… twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
“If you find something, or somewhere, truly interesting, you can go back and back to it.” —Martin Gayford, THE PURSUIT OF ART amzn.to/365hZLX https://t.co/bJWi5Ll55P
“The art critic Clement Greenberg once described what he did as carrying out his education in public. To an extent, that’s true of most people who spend their lives writing, and certainly is of me.” —Martin Gayford, THE PURSUIT OF ART
I’d have preferred JOJO RABBIT to just be about these two https://t.co/KIBo5QQQnD
My personal criterion for year-end lists has become: Would I read it again?
“In this way, year-end lists always feel worth making, if only to have a topographical map of one’s own heart and mind.” —@amandapetrusich newyorker.com/culture/2019-i…
RT @theunread: A maybe under appreciated joy in big year end lists is scrolling through eighty-seven book covers and knowing that not havin…
RT @shamblanderson: My father died this year. I wrote a short essay about watching Jeopardy with him, about Alex Trebek’s cancer diagnosis,…
“RSD and the fetishisation of vinyl has grown in inverse proportion to any pleasure I used to feel as a longtime record buyer.” Same. Also the reason I bought a really good CD player a few years ago... theguardian.com/music/2019/dec…
Constantly amazed by all the little pockets of wild you can find in the city
Seen on my walk to pick up my kid from school today 😌 https://t.co/9wcWgCKTmy
“Working-age Americans are less likely to live to retirement age than at any time in recent history.” 🇺🇸 npr.org/2019/12/03/784… https://t.co/dBkuqRQ0Gu
Life-expectancy is dropping in the United States for people under 65. 1/3 of the “excess deaths” between 2010 and 2017 were in 4 states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Indiana. npr.org/2019/12/03/784…
So much of what we spend our time thinking about right now is just stuff that’s been pushed at us. It doesn’t come from a place of genuine interest. austinkleon.com/2019/04/04/mor…
The “follow your own interests” thing seems, like, “duh,” except for the fact that you can easily stay busy all day reading and consuming and even producing work without asking yourself or knowing what you’re genuinely interested in.
OH: “I have no secrets. When would I have secrets?”
More of Lydia Davis’s recommendations for good writing habits (I especially like the bits about the importance of following your own interests and being mostly self-taught) lithub.com/lydia-davis-te…
Lydia Davis on why writers should take public transportation amzn.to/2LkMeGO https://t.co/12WeHv4VLH
Truly the Greatest Taco Bell in the World. twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
“All is right on Highway 1. In Pacifica, the Greatest Taco Bell in the World remains undefeated.” sfchronicle.com/food/article/T…
Wife and I went to see @rianjohnson’s KNIVES OUT today and loved it. Happily avoided all spoilers and write-ups. Now off to read all about it, starting with this @sternbergh interview: vulture.com/2019/11/rian-j… https://t.co/pJdTYnCCpt
RT @btryback: Re: #ForbesUnder30, I offer this from @austinkleon's book "Keep Going": "I only want to read the '8 over 80' lists. I don't w…
RT @jerrysaltz: Calvin Tomkins is Dean of this Form; Not of the Present; of all Time. His book "Off the Wall" is the art-book that opened w…
One reason why I blog every day: to have something to show for those days that seemingly nothing gets done to trick myself into trying again tomorrow! twitter.com/austinkleon/st… twitter.com/austinkleon/st…
In the *very first post* of @theseantcollins’ year-long project of daily writing about ROAD HOUSE I discovered something I didn’t know: John Doe of X plays the Double Douce’s bartender! seantcollins.com/category/roadh… https://t.co/hRT8vl1jcZ
“A lot of this — all of this — is just tending soil.” —Fred Rogers austinkleon.com/2019/12/02/the…
RT @tedgioia: Here's my list of the 100 best recordings of 2019 (all styles, all genres). Happy listening! tedgioia.com/bestalbumsof20… https://…
📽️ A Movie for Christmas Day 2019 🎄 BABETTE’S FEAST (1987) Themes: Patience, Kindness, Regret, Grace, Turtle soup achristmasmovieaday.tumblr.com/post/189439804… https://t.co/72DsbwJ1Ls
Me answering a “just following up” email https://t.co/FYWALJM1Ia
Wish I could answer email like Janine answers the phone https://t.co/CAmv8jqLMo
@TexasTribune news got me nostalgic: Once Upon a Time, there was a website called Austinist. Everyone wrote for free & for love of the city. Its roster of alumni is an embarrassment of riches. Small sampling: @EricaGrieder @rgibbs @austinkleon @dansolomon @fluxistrad @benbrown
 
@fluxistrad @benbrown @elmundodemando I seem to recall some early taco jounalism here, right?
 
@dansolomon @fluxistrad @benbrown @elmundodemando After my time, but I believe you are correct. I also remember a strong @indybrewing presence at our early parties (2005?). I’m sure @mattwright__ does, as well.
 
@fluxistrad @benbrown @elmundodemando @mattwright__ That’s a possibility since we started in 2004. The Austinist definitely has supported Austin’s beer scene over the years. 🍻
RT @JanetFSchneider: I'm really enjoying reading this book on creativity by @austinkleon bc of ideas like this: "Try it: If you’re bummed o…
“I think that the need to create has to do with a gap. A gap between what is and what might be.” nytimes.com/2019/11/19/mag…
📽️ A Movie for Christmas Day 2019 🎄 MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015) Themes: Desperation, Retribution, Disappointment, Australia is made of hellfire achristmasmovieaday.tumblr.com/post/189433314… https://t.co/KfsrtJw5P2
RT @hhavrilesky: "The ability to repeatedly engage w/ a work of art to the point where you not only experience the initial emotional impact…
RT @kellianderson: Animation I printed on the Rise to illustrate Barthes' notion of the "punctum" for @HILOBROW https://t.co/6stMPtpNS8
I am, obviously, a fan of this project, and I also like that with a little search on @TexasMonthly you can find the original context: texasmonthly.com/the-culture/fo… twitter.com/cameron_tepper…
Video for “On” by @AphexTwin (dir. Jarvis Cocker, 1993) youtu.be/38RMZ9H7Cg8 https://t.co/mYRQPs5Yuw
📽️ A Movie for Christmas Day 2019 🎄 IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000) Today’s themes: Betrayal, Lust, Sensuality, Judgment, Noodles for dinner achristmasmovieaday.tumblr.com/post/189418873… https://t.co/91zAqjZdxk
RT @levistahl: On Dickens’s guiding philosophy, from the North British Review, May 1851. https://t.co/yWTTlrR8Or
RT @levistahl: Thackeray, 1844, on Dickens and A Christmas Carol. (The Scotch philosopher referred to was Thomas Carlyle, who surprised h…
If the sound of public places in Austin is any indication, this is gonna be one of the worst 😷 seasons ever. A cacophony of sneezing sniffles and hacking. kvue.com/article/news/h…
If the sound of public places in Austin is any indication, this is gonna be one of the worst 😷 seasons ever kvue.com/article/news/h…
RT @alexashoen: “I want to play until the last out.” I have read this @austinkleon blog post every single December 1 since he wrote it. E…
RT @mattzollerseitz: I love this list of John Waters’ favorite 2019 films, not just because it’s so eclectic, but because it’s evidence of…
RT @szacharek: Huzzah! Every year I await John Waters' ten best films list in @Artforum, and at last it's here. twitter.com/criteriondaily…
📽️ A Movie for Christmas Day 2019 🎄 GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK. (2005) Themes: Justice/Injustice, Honesty/dishonesty, Television news, Female jazz vocalists achristmasmovieaday.tumblr.com/post/189411427… https://t.co/aFT3uWaAJb
📽️ A Movie for Christmas Day 2019 🎄 GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK. (2005) achristmasmovieaday.tumblr.com/post/189411427… https://t.co/ysO7uQVQ6o
📽️ A Movie for Christmas Day 2019 🎄 AMADEUS (1984) Themes: Genius, Jealousy, Hatred, The voice of God, Viennese cream pastries achristmasmovieaday.tumblr.com/post/189358732… https://t.co/NJ5bAT4ti9
 
 
 
 
 
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