Unemployed Reporter Porter
Jon Campbell, who briefly made Hartford a more interesting place with his presence and reporting for the Advocate, has entered the homebrew game with his signature Unemployed Reporter Porter (pictured).
“Porter style beers were first popularized in the nineteenth century by merchant sailors and manual dock laborers,” the label reads. “Unemployed Reporter is crafted in the same tradition, honoring a profession likewise doomed to decline and irrelevance.”
For this new class of “expendables,” the label goes on, “we’ve included chocolate and roasted barley malts that are as dark and bitter as the future of American journalism, and a high alcohol content designed to numb the pain of a slow, inexorable march toward obsolescence. While Unemployed Reporter is especially delicious as a breakfast beer, it’s still smooth enough to be enjoyed all day, every day. And let’s be honest: what else do you have going on?”
Image: Brewing it dark and bitter. Select to embiggen.
Title: The Minutes Went By On Tip Toe... (2010) by Ben Newman
Ben’s Favourite Raymond Chandler Simile
cormac mccarthy’s first television interview ever, with Oprah, June 2008. among other things he explains the 2 moments that lead to him writing the road.
This is my third tattoo and the first one in pure words. It’s a poem by Margaret Atwood. After reading the poem for the first time back in college, I knew I would have it tattooed on me someday. (photo by keith dador)
there are 3 writers that I have book crushes on even though I haven’t read them:
Charles Bukowski, Sheila Heti, & Jorges Luis Borges. I’ve read around them. I know bits about them. But I’m somewhere between saving them and a little afraid to read them in case they’re not all I’ve hoped. But they will be. So I’m slowly working my way through the list. 1 down, 2 to go.
Watch this movie about JLB. he’s super. In fact, imma go to BMV today. Target titles: the Labyrinth & Imaginary Beings.
“…Don’t let anyone tell you what a story is, what it needs to include. As an experiment, write a non-story. It will have a chance of being different….
…The point is: it’s very important that what you do is specific to the medium in which you’re doing it, and that you utilise what is specific about that medium to do the work. And if you can’t think about why it should be done this way, then it doesn’t need to be done.”
via the guardian
awesome. enjoyed every moment of that.
Drew Christie is without a doubt my favorite contemporary animator