Anodyne
Thursday, December 02, 2010
 
Now in residence under the PFB awning: an adolescent crow, with about as many brains as my cat.  Dive down, hit the bargain table, flop around all confused on the sidewalk.
 
If you wanted a TRUE FIRST HARDCOVER EDITION of Where The Wild Things Are, signed, why did you wait until December 2nd to start looking for it, with a budget of "up to" $75 CDN?  I mean, c'mon, really.

Also: we don't have any signed copies of Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest. That book was posthumously published.  After the author died.

GUY ON THE PHONE:  So who else in town would have. . . .?

CJB [deep breath]: I'll repeat myself.

GOTP:  I'm just asking, okay?
 
The Thing With Wings

"That's a helluva lot better service than Chapters Nanaimo," says the old guy special-ordering a Kevin Baker title.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
 

From: Christopher Brayshaw [cjbrayshaw@EMAIL ADDRESS]
To: Tom Flanagan [tflanaga@ucalgary.ca]
Re: Your recent comments re: state assassination

Dear Tom Flanagan,

I write with regard to your televised comments of 30 November 2010 concerning your hope that the US government successfully assassinates Wikileaks' Julian Assange.

Your poorly considered thoughts, which you oddly chose to present as a lame attempt at macho humor, are repulsive to Canadians of all political stripes.

You come across, at least on television, as an arrogant bully and a thug, and I hope your Conservative friends hook you off stage as soon as possible.

Very sincerely yours,

Christopher Brayshaw
Vancouver, British Columbia
Monday, November 29, 2010
 

The great Otis Clay tears it up in Brooklyn
Sunday, November 28, 2010
 
Recent reading:

Patti Smith, Just Kids

John Le Carre, Our Kind of Traitor

Gillian Rose, Melancholy Science: An Introduction to the Thought of Theodor W. Adorno

Gillian Tett, Fool's Gold: The Inside Story of J.P. Morgan and How Wall St. Greed Corrupted Its Bold Dream and Created a Financial Catastrophe

Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis

Marcel Hénaff, The Price of Truth: Gift, Money, and Philosophy

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