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Behind the Stunt: How a Fake Book Cover Got 5 Million Views This is pretty amusing... Intending to exploit that contagious reaction last month, Scott put together a social experiment as part of a video series he was doing for...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 05-22-2016: Rust Never Sleeps [OregonMuse]

Another Defunct Bookstore This charming little place was Martha's Bookstore on Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA, which is now closed. That's the bad news. The good news is that it is now the site of Island Tales Bookshop, a...

Open thread for night owls: Foreclosure fraud by the banks isn't past news. It's still going on.

At The Intercept, David Dayen writes that the same foreclosure fraud that was a lynchpin of bank behavior leading up to the Great Recession continues to happen even now. My new book, Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered...Show More Summary

May 17, 2016 Overnight Thread - If it's Tuesday we must be having leftovers [Weirddave]

Sometimes Morons want to know how an ONT gets written. I dunno about Maet, but I found a video short that pretty much shows how it usually goes for me. Book Reporthttps://t.co/4nhtKwp35y— CyanideHumor (@CyanideHumor) April 8, 2016.....

‘Game of Thrones’ – The 10 Most Important Moments in ‘Book of the Stranger’

It’s a tradition at this point – episode four of each season of Game of Thrones is where something big happens, where various threads come together to reform the bloody tapestry that is this show’s increasingly complex narrative. And...Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 05-15-2016: Involuntary Servitude [OregonMuse]

Rizzoli Bookstore, NYC Unfortunately, this beautiful bookstore is no more. Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. Welcome to AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 05-08-2016: Peak Stupid [OregonMuse]

College Professor's Personal Library Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. Welcome to AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, where men are men,...

New Books and ARCs, 5/5/16

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Hey! Look! More new books and ARCs! Speak to me of the titles here you covet, in the comment thread below.

Mid-Morning Open Thread [Y-not for CBD]

DOUVILLE HOURS (USE OF AMIENS) In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment France, Amiens, c. 1480-90 Enlargement from this Book of Hours below: Here's today's version of an illuminated manuscript:...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 05-01-2016: Simply Irreformable [OregonMuse]

Qatar National Library Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. Welcome to AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, where men are men, space...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 04-24-2016: Seeing Red [OregonMuse]

An Impressive Library The Great Hall, Trinity College, Dublin (yeah, I don't know which one this is. I copied the image to my hard drive some time ago, and now I can't remember where I got it. Please let...

Open thread: Single ladies, the cold war, and SpaceX

What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … A look at Rebecca Traister's new book, 'All the Single Ladies,' by Susan Grigsby Retracing my Cold War history, by Mark E Andersen  Why Britain's possible 'Brexit' from the EU matters to the U.S., byShow More Summary

Mid-day Open Thread: can pot treat PTSD, title of world's oldest dog changes paws

Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is Islamophobic Air. What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … A look at Rebecca Traister's new book, 'All the Single Ladies' by Susan Grigsby  Retracing my Cold War history by Mark E Andersen Why Britain's possible 'Brexit' from the EU matters to the U.S. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Inequality is accelerating the life-expectancy gap between rich and poor

Sam Pizzigati  writes on inequality for the Institute for Policy Studies. His latest book is  The Rich Don’t Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900-1970. At Other Words, he writes—The...Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 04-17-2016: Imbalances [OregonMuse]

A Book Purchase List (Pic stolen from Aeppol: http://www.boredpanda.com/illustrations-the-blossom-of-youth-aeppol/) Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. Welcome to AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book...

Whatcha Reading? April 2016 Edition

It’s time for our monthly discussion of expensiveness, where we talk about what we’re reading, what we liked, and then buy more books because everyone has great recommendations. Also – this is one of my favorite threads every month, so thank you for being part of it! Sarah: I’m buffet-reading books and it’s not good. Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 04-10-2016: Honest Graft [OregonMuse]

Millicent Library, Fairhaven, Massachusetts Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. And to all you young lovers wherever you are, we hope your problems are few. Welcome to...

Dreamfall Chapters: Book Five – Redux teased with new images

The conclusion to Dreamfall Chapters is currently without a release date, but today, developer Red Thread Games was kind enough to release teaser images. If you have yet to play the previous episodes, the team said the images contain spoilers. Continue at your own risk, then. Titled Book Five: Redux, Red Thread said it prefers […]

Open thread for night owls—Jonathan Blum: Phasing in $15 an hour isn't necessary or wise

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Jonathan Rosenblum is a union and community organizer in Seattle. His first book, on labor organizing, will be published by Beacon Press in spring 2017.  At  Alternet  h e writes—Most Americans Won't Make $15 an Hour for Five Years—But...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: 'Economic hit man' says things now worse than when he wrote his book

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sarah van Gelder at Yes! magazine writes—More Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: This Time, They’re Coming for Your Democracy. In a preface to her interview with John Perkins, she notes: Twelve years ago, John Perkins published his book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, and it rapidly rose up The New York Times’ best-seller list. Show More Summary

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