You know how you have a bunch of interesting friends who send you emails? Yeah. Well, the emails pile up after a while. That’s why I occasionally like to publish these grab bag posts, which round up some of the interesting things I’ve been sent.
Early grab-bag posts had ten items each, but recently I’ve been going with five (for digestibility). The melange might seem random, but I swear that all of them have something to do with creativity and real life, and all are uplifting or jovial.
1. First up: this awesome literary Shakespeare/Stoppard LOL Cats parody (via Mary).
2. Heard of Akashic Books? My mom claims that I, and thus perhaps you, might find these three five-minute interviews interesting. And it’s true; I like to hear about an interesting small press every now and then. Akashic Books is, according to its website,
a Brooklyn-based independent company dedicated to publishing urban literary fiction and political nonfiction by authors who are either ignored by the mainstream, or who have no interest in working within the ever-consolidating ranks of the major corporate publishers.
With no TV, no car, and no family members nearby, when I’m home and not entertaining friends (and not on Skype), these are fun.
I’m just happy to know that it involves Stephen Fry.
5. This Ewoks-related thing (also related to comics, cover art, illustration, and pop culture). I assume that Samuel sent it to me because I do a mean Ewok voice, and he knows it.