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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”

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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.

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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

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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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