WORLD | Unreal sales for Driscoll’s Real Marriage | Warren Cole Smith | March 5, 2014

WORLD | Unreal sales for Driscoll’s Real Marriage | Warren Cole Smith | March 5, 2014

Want to know how to write a NYT best seller? Well, you can either be really good or you can strategically spend $210,000 to artificially prop up your sales numbers. Sound sheisty? I agree – but this is the tactic that one of our popular local preachers here in Seattle used. 

Reading group forming for Thomas Pynchon’s “Bleeding Edge”



Thomas Pynchon’s newest book, “Bleeding Edge,” is releasing September 17th. If you are interested in reading it as part of a group, drop a note in the comments below and I will reach out to you. The group will have a secret board on Goodreads for talking to each other, and will likely meet in person in Seattle a couple of times over a couple of months post-syndication.


Get your Pynchon on.

Richard III’s body found under a car park


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I’m taking bets on the first Richard III adaptation we’ll see with “scientific verisimilitude of disability.”

A skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park is that of Richard III, archaeologists said on Monday, solving a 500-year-old mystery about the final resting place of the last English king to die in battle.

Check out the full story on Reuters.

Travel Videos



Over the last 6 or 7 years, I’ve taken many thousands of photos while traveling, generally on one international trip per year. Videos like this India travelogue are making me think I should focus on shooting video instead.

A Day in India from The Perennial Plate on Vimeo.

Logistically speaking, do any of you have experience trying to shoot video for several weeks at a time? Do you have to take a computer to offload to, or do you just take lots of storage cards with you?


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