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Cosplay of the day: Photographer Cambridge Jones gets famous authors to dress as their favorite characters from literature
Not just characters they created, but any characters in all of literature. Above is Terry Pratchett dressed as William from the series of “Just William” short stories. I couldn’t decide between that one or the photo of Neil Gaiman dressed as Badger from Wind in the Willows.
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Cosplay of the day: Photographer Cambridge Jones gets famous authors to dress as their favorite characters from literature

Not just characters they created, but any characters in all of literature. Above is Terry Pratchett dressed as William from the series of “Just William” short stories. I couldn’t decide between that one or the photo of Neil Gaiman dressed as Badger from Wind in the Willows.

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Ken Kesey’s son is planning a sequel to his dad’s legendary acid-fueled bus journey, only this one will be funded via Kickstarter

Ken Kesey’s 1964 drug-fueled trip from California to New York with a group of friends on a psychedelic bus named “Further” has become a cornerstone of 1960s counterculture legend. The One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest author was on his way to NYC anyway for the debut of a new novel, so he got some people together dubbed “The Merry Pranksters” and they drove across America, freaking out the normals in the process. Now in 2014, Kesey’s son, Zane is looking to re-create the journey, funded in the 21st century way— through Kickstarter.

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Charles Bukowski’s top 10 tips for living a kick-ass life
Looking for some pointers on how to live an awesome life? Take it from Charles Bukowski, an American author, poet, short story writer, and novelist who shared his unfiltered views and opinions with the world on everything from art to death. He was a renowned and prolific writer, often depicting the experiences of the downtrodden and depraved people of American urban life, and he provided plenty of great tips on how to spend your days. But don’t just take my word for it, soak up the wisdom with this valuable advice from some his most well-known quotes.
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Charles Bukowski’s top 10 tips for living a kick-ass life

Looking for some pointers on how to live an awesome life? Take it from Charles Bukowski, an American author, poet, short story writer, and novelist who shared his unfiltered views and opinions with the world on everything from art to death. He was a renowned and prolific writer, often depicting the experiences of the downtrodden and depraved people of American urban life, and he provided plenty of great tips on how to spend your days. But don’t just take my word for it, soak up the wisdom with this valuable advice from some his most well-known quotes.

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Cormac McCarthy’s ex-wife arrested for pulling a gun out of her vagina after an argument about aliens goes bad

When Jennifer McCarthy, ex-wife of Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy was laying in bed one Saturday morning with her boyfriend, the two were arguing over the existence of aliens, as happens, when Jennifer stormed out. Upon returning, McCarthy pulled a gun from her vajayjay, the same vajayjay that produced a son for her and Cormac that was the inspiration for The Road, and begin waving the gun around, threatening to shoot her beau.

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What do the snozzberries on Willy Wonka’s lickable wallpaper taste like? Dick.

One of the most quotable moments from the highly quotable 1971 film ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ is when Wonka introduces the children to one of his new inventions— lickable wallpaper. As the kids lick the wall, Wonka exclaims “the snozzberries taste like snozzberries!” What are snozzberries? You probably thought it was just some total nonsense term from an author, Roald Dahl, known for lots of nonsense words. But in Dahl’s world, the word “snozzberry” does apparently have a meaning. In Dahl’s 1979 adult novel ‘My Uncle Oswald’, “snozzberry” is slang for penis. Yes, those kids were licking dick flavored wallpaper. Not surprising for a story whose main character is a lonely psychopath living in his own fantasy world who casually murders children for kicks.

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What Did Poe Know About Cosmology? Nothing. But He Was Right.

In 1848, by then a nationally celebrated poet, Edgar Allan Poe published ”Eureka,” a 150-page prose poem on the nature and origin of the universe. The work, an overheated grab bag of metaphysics and cosmology, was a flop. A reviewer for Literary World likened it to ”arrant fudge.” A hundred years later T. S. Eliot summed up the critical consensus. ”Eureka,” he wrote, ”makes no deep impression … because we are aware of Poe’s lack of qualification in philosophy, theology or natural science.”

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Mary Shelley’s hand-written edition of Frankenstein is now available to read online

The New York Public Library teamed up with the University of Maryland’s Institute for Technology in the Humanities to digitize Shelley’s two surviving notebooks containing most of the work—complete with edits by Percy Bysshe Shelley, her poet husband. Making this almost 200-year-old text click-accessible for a modern audience is only the first step for the Shelley-Godwin Archive, which hopes to digitize the entire oeuvre of the ultra-writerly family of Percy, Mary, and her parents, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft.

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So apparently Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman… did it. It.

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Good lord knows Oscar Wilde wasn’t shy about his love of the male form, but according to some evidence, it seems pretty likely that in 1882, Wilde and fellow writer and beard to end all beards owner Walt Whitman bumped nasties. So now you know that.

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