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When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: Read the 1,288-Word Sentence from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, Maryland, Writing, College, Washington, Literature, Guinness Book of World Records, Lincoln, Sherman, Jonathan Coe, Jones, William Styron, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


Did A Broken Surveillance Camera Prevent Race Riots?

Opinion Jussie Smollett Arrested 2019 USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Jussie Smollett didn’t have to have his two paid conspirators put on masks and MAGA hats. Smollett selected a spot for his staged assault where the attack would have been recorded. He wanted a video of his attack to be captured. Smollett wanted it to go viral. He wanted a video what showed white Trump supporters beating a black man. In 1992 the video or Rodney King being beaten by cops was on T.V. We saw the video hourly, the resul...
Tags: Usa, New York, Guns, La, US, Cnn, Chicago, Msnbc, BLM, Trump, Nra, Jussie Smollett, Facebook Twitter, Smollett, Los Padres, Rodney King


5.11 Announces Partnership with Ubisoft for Tom Clancy’s The Divison 2

Irvine, Calif. —-(Ammoland.com)- 5.11 Tactical, the world’s leading innovator of purpose-built gear, is proud to announce a continued partnership with Ubisoft for its upcoming release, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Players will have the opportunity to outfit their characters in 5.11 apparel and gear through in-game character customization options, a first for the series. 5.11’s 2016 product integration in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands broke ground connecting the worlds of gaming and real-...
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When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: 1,288 Words from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, Maryland, Writing, College, Washington, Literature, Guinness Book of World Records, Lincoln, Sherman, Jonathan Coe, Jones, William Styron, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


William Faulkner’s Review of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea (1952)

Images via Wikimedia Commons In the mid-20th century, the two big dogs in the American literary scene were William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. Both were internationally revered, both were masters of the novel and the short story, and both won Nobel Prizes. Born in Mississippi, Faulkner wrote allegorical histories of the South in a style that is both elliptical and challenging. His works were marked by uses of stream-of-consciousness and shifting points of view. He also favored titanically lo...
Tags: Google, Books, Mississippi, Yahoo, College, Washington, Time, Los Angeles, New York Times, Paris, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Facebook Twitter, Hollywood Reporter, Lee University, FAULKNER


Tasmanian Tiger TT First Responder Move On MKII Backpack System

Designed for the medical professional in a military/SWAT unit or EMT, the Move On is the optimal medical emergency kit that offers two kits in one. Tasmanian Tiger TT First Responder Move On MKII Backpack System Miramar, Fla. (Ammoland.com) – Tasmanian Tiger, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the US market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., offers emergency medical professionals a complete line of medical packs and bags. The TT First Responder Move On MKII is a highly ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Guns, Medical, US, Gear, MOLLE, Facebook Twitter, Cordura, YKK, Tactical Backpack, Tasmanian Tiger, Proforce Equipment Inc, Tatonka GMBH, Miramar Fla Ammoland


The Medieval Masterpiece, the Book of Kells, Is Now Digitized & Put Online

If you know nothing else about medieval European illuminated manuscripts, you surely know the Book of Kells. “One of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures” comments Medievalists.net, “it is set apart from other manuscripts of the same period by the quality of its artwork and the sheer number of illustrations that run throughout the 680 pages of the book.” The work not only attracts scholars, but almost a million visitors to Dublin every year. “You simply can’t travel to the capital of Ireland,”...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Books, College, History, Ireland, Middle East, Dublin, Iona, County Meath, North Africa, Moss, Facebook Twitter, Ryan, Trinity College Dublin


100-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Helen Fagin Reads Her Letter About How Books Save Lives

"Could you imagine a world without access to reading, to learning, to books?" Helen Fagin, who poses that question, doesn't have to imagine it: she experienced that grim reality, and worse besides. "At twenty-one," she continues, "I was forced into Poland’s World War II ghetto, where being caught reading anything forbidden by the Nazis meant, at best, hard labor; at worst, death." There she operated a school in secret where she taught Jewish children Latin and mathematics, soon realizing th...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Books, College, Nazis, Neil Gaiman, History, Poland, Brian Eno, Seoul, Judy Blume, David Byrne, Facebook Twitter, Yo Yo Ma, Jane Goodall, Helen Keller


John Cleese Revisits His 20 Years as an Ivy League Professor in His New Book, Professor at Large: The Cornell Years

Creative Commons image by Paul Boxley It takes real intelligence to successfully make dumb comedy. John Cleese and his Monty Python colleagues are a premium example. You can call sketches like the “Ministry of Silly Walks” and “Dead Parrot” surrealist, and they are comparable to the absurdist stunts favored by certain early 20th century modern artists. But you can also call them very smart kinds of stupid, a description of some of the highest forms of comedy, I’d say, and one that applies to so...
Tags: Google, Books, Comedy, College, John Cleese, Eu, Smith, Wanda, Cornell, Cornell University, Facebook Twitter, Jean Claude Juncker, BBC Radio, Josh Jones, Fawlty Towers, Dean Smith


Tasmanian Tiger Tac Case: Business Looks with Professional Performance

Tasmanian Tiger USA Tac Case Miramar, Fla. (March 2019) – Tasmanian Tiger®, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the U.S. market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., carries products designed for security professionals in performance and function, but have a civilian appearance. One such product is the TT Tac Case, a shoulder bag designed for Tasmanian Tiger’s Undercover Series. This lightweight, rugged shoulder bag conceals a MOLLE strip under the lid for attaching equipment ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Guns, Gear, MOLLE, Facebook Twitter, Tasmanian Tiger, Proforce Equipment Inc, Tatonka GMBH, Tasmanian Tiger USA Tac Case Miramar Fla, TT Tac Case


‘Zucked’ shows how a mentor of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is now one of the social network’s biggest critics

As a tech venture capitalist and early mentor of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Roger McNamee might be the least likely prophet to wander out of Silicon Valley with warnings of the dangers posed by the social network to those who use it. But that’s exactly where McNamee finds himself today, three years after he first started to seriously worry that Facebook, in its galloping growth to more than 2 billion users – and a current value of more than $400 billion – had gone astray in ways that thre...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Books, Technology, Microsoft, Bono, Senate, Boston, US, Samsung, Sport, Cnn, Harvard, Things To Do, Soccer


The British Library Digitizes Its Collection of Obscene Books (1658-1940)

Many people are cheated out of an authentic education in English literature because of a longstanding puritanical approach to its curation. One might spend a lifetime reading the traditional canon without ever, for example, learning much about the long history of popular pornographic British writing, a genre that flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries as the popularity of the novel exploded. Everyone knows the Marquis de Sade, even if they haven’t read him, not least because he lent his name...
Tags: Google, Books, College, Smithsonian, Literature, Smith, British Library, Oscar Wilde, Gale, Facebook Twitter, Pamela, Richardson, Henry Fielding, Justine, Voltaire, Josh Jones


Alice in Wonderland, Hamlet, and A Christmas Carol Written in Shorthand (Circa 1919)

For hundreds of years before the regular use of dictation machines, word processors, and computers, many thousands of court records, correspondence, journalism, and so on circulated in translation. All of these texts were originally in their native language, but they were transcribed in a different writing system, then translated back into the standard orthography, by stenographers using various kinds of shorthand. In English, this meant that a mess of irregular, phonetically nonsensical spellin...
Tags: Google, Books, Japan, Greece, Writing, College, Edgar Allan Poe, Rome, Literature, Lewis Carroll, Shakespeare, Alice, Pepys, Facebook Twitter, Cicero, Europe North America


Has the Voynich Manuscript Finally Been Decoded?: Researchers Claim That the Mysterious Text Was Written in Phonetic Old Turkish

There are still several ancient languages modern scholars cannot decipher, like Minoan hieroglyphics (called Linear A) or Khipu, the intricate Incan system of writing in knots. These symbols contain within them the wisdom of civilizations, and there’s no telling what might be revealed should we learn to translate them. Maybe scholars will only find accounting logs and inventories, or maybe entirely new ways of perceiving reality. When it comes, however, to a singularly indecipherable tex...
Tags: Google, Books, College, History, Artificial Intelligence, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Johns Hopkins University, Ahmet, Pelling, Durham NC Follow, Medieval Academy of America, Voynich, Khipu, Latin Sino, Ardiç


800 Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts Are Now Online: Browse & Download Them Courtesy of the British Library and Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel The Buried Giant begins with an immersive depiction of what it might have been like to live in a European village during the middle ages. Or what it might feel like for us moderns, at least. The couple at the center of the story spends several pages fretting over the loss of a candle, their only one. Without it, their nights are pitch black. In the day, they wander in a fog, unable to remember anything. Though the cause of this turns out to be dark magic, one can’t help t...
Tags: Google, Books, England, College, France, History, Libraries, British Library, Kazuo Ishiguro, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, France England, Mirador, Polonsky Foundation, Durham NC Follow, Bibliothèque Nationale de France


Neil Gaiman Reads His Manifesto on Making Art: Features the 10 Things He Wish He Knew As a Young Artist

I think you're absolutely allowed several minutes, possibly even half a day to feel very, very sorry for yourself indeed. And then just start making art. - Neil Gaiman It’s a bit early in the year for commencement speeches, but fortunately for lifelong learners who rely on a steady drip of inspiration and encouragement, author Neil Gaiman excels at putting old wine in new bottles. He repurposed his keynote address to Philadelphia's University of the Arts’ Class of 2012 for Art Matter...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Life, New York City, Neil Gaiman, Literature, Philadelphia, Hackney, Ursula K Le Guin, Alice, East London, Waterstones, Facebook Twitter, Chris Riddell


Historic Manuscript Filled with Beautiful Illustrations of Cuban Flowers & Plants Is Now Online (1826 )

The internet has become an essential back up system for thousands of pieces of historical art, science, and literature, and also for a specialized kind of text incorporating them all in degrees: the illustrated natural science book, from the golden ages of book illustration and philosophical naturalism in Europe and the Americas. We’ve seen some fine digital reproductions of the illustrated Nomenclature of Colors by Abraham Gottlob Werner, for example—a book that accompanied Darwin on his Beagl...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Books, Science, College, Cuba, Cornell, Darwin, Mary, Facebook Twitter, Josef Albers, Josh Jones, Euclid, Mary Shelley, Goethe


Pioneering Sci-Fi Author William Gibson Predicts in 1997 How the Internet Will Change Our World

"What's the one thing that all great works of science fiction have in common?" asks a 1997 episode of The Net, the BBC's television series about the possibilities of this much-talked-about new thing called the internet. "They all tried to see into the future, and they all got it wrong. Orwell's 1984, Huxley's Brave New World, Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: all, to some extent or other, wrong. And there's another name to add to this list: William Gibson." But then on strolls Gibson himself, fre...
Tags: Google, Books, Technology, College, Bbc, Literature, Clarke, Sci Fi, William Gibson, Mark Twain, Seoul, Orwell, Soviet Union, Facebook Twitter, Gibson, London Times


The “Slave Bible” Removed Key Biblical Passages In Order to Legitimize Slavery & Discourage a Slave Rebellion (1807)

Photo via the Museum of the Bible In an 1846 speech to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, Frederick Douglass summed up the twisted bond between slavery and religion in the U.S. He began with a short summary of atrocities that were legal, even encouraged, against enslaved people in Virginia and Maryland, including hanging, beheading, drawing and quartering, rape, “and this is not the worst.” He then made his case: No, a darker feature is yet to be presented than the mere existence of ...
Tags: Google, Books, UK, Maryland, College, Virginia, Israel, Religion, America, History, Atlantic, Egypt, Washington Dc, Smithsonian, Npr, Caribbean


The “Slave Bible” That Removed Key Passages Thought to Justify Rebellion, or Call Slavery Into Question (1807)

Photo via the Museum of the Bible In an 1846 speech to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, Frederick Douglass summed up the twisted bond between slavery and religion in the U.S. He began with a short summary of atrocities that were legal, even encouraged, against enslaved people in Virginia and Maryland, including hanging, beheading, drawing and quartering, rape, “and this is not the worst.” He then made his case: No, a darker feature is yet to be presented than the mere existence of ...
Tags: Google, Books, UK, Maryland, College, Virginia, Israel, Religion, America, History, Atlantic, Britain, Egypt, Washington Dc, Smithsonian, Npr


Support Shooting Sports at the Great American Outdoor Show Friends of NRA Banquet

The Friends of NRA Banquet at the Great American Outdoor Show fundraises for the future of the shooting sports. HARRISBURG, Pa. -(Ammoland.com)- Help The NRA Foundation “Teach Freedom” by joining our united front in supporting the Second Amendment, shooting sports and our hunting heritage at the Great American Outdoor Show Friends of NRA Banquet, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7, in the PA Preferred Ballroom at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Doors open at 6 p.m....
Tags: Guns, Pennsylvania, Nato, Second Amendment, Nra, Harrisburg, Facebook Twitter, Springfield, ACP, Daniel Defense, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Shooting Industry News, Great American Outdoor Show, NRA Banquet, NRA Foundation


Why Should We Read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451? A New TED-Ed Animation Explains

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 envisions a future where "firemen" are sent out not to put out fires, but to burn up any books they find with flamethrowers. To students assigned to read the novel today, the idea of an America that has outlawed books entirely might seem like an intriguing if far-fetched notion, perhaps more suited to the reality of the 1950s than the reality of today. Even if we've never read Fahrenheit 451, nearly all of us know the basic outline of its story by now, so wh...
Tags: Google, Books, College, Ray Bradbury, America, United States, Animation, Gillespie, Seoul, Alexandria, University of Wisconsin Madison, Facebook Twitter, Bradbury, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Read Ray Bradbury


Tasmanian Tiger USA Launches New Website and Social Media Platforms

The new website for US customers offers a full line of available products for retailers and customers, plus a dealer portal for up to the minute inventory and accounting. Tasmanian Tiger New Website Homepage Miramar, Fla. (Ammoland.com) – Tasmanian Tiger, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the U.S. market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., is proud to announce the launch of their US website exclusively for American dealers and customers at tasmaniantigerusa.com. The new...
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Librarian Honors a Dying Tree by Turning It Into a Little Free Library

And then she said to Annika, "Why don't you feel in that old tree stump? One practically always finds things in old tree stumps."  - Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren  Remember that other classic of children's literature, wherein a boy runs from the city to a secluded mountain, taking up residence in an old tree he hollows into a cozy shelter? Public librarian and artist Sharalee Armitage Howard’s Little Free Library is a bit like that, except there was no running involved. When the ve...
Tags: Google, Books, Design, College, New York City, Creativity, Idaho, K-12, Libraries, Reddit, Howard, Facebook Twitter, Beatrix Potter, Little Free Library, Pippi Longstocking, Pippi Longstocking Astrid Lindgren


Tasmanian Tiger New Roller SD for the Road Warrior

Converts from roller bag to backpack and easily stores in airplane overheads or under seats. Tasmanian Tiger Roller SD Miramar, Fla. (Ammoland.com) – Tasmanian Tiger, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the U.S. market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., has designed a compact, yet roomy and ultra-organized travel system for the traveler. The roller suitcase is constructed using a double frame for protection and durability. With 23 liters of room divided into a variety of...
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A New Edition of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 That’s Only Readable When You Apply Heat to Its Pages: Pre-Order It Today

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, a novel of a nearly bookless dystopian future in which "firemen" go around burning any last volumes they can find, lends itself well to highly physical special editions. Last year we featured an asbestos-bound, fireproof version, 200 copies of which were published at the book's first printing in 1953. The year before we featured an experimental edition perhaps even more faithfully reflective of the story's premise, one whose all-black pages only reveal the ...
Tags: Google, Books, College, Ray Bradbury, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Electric Literature, Bradbury, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Read Ray Bradbury, Radio Drama Based, Facebook A New Edition of Ray Bradbury


Marie Kondo v. Tsundoku: Competing Japanese Philosophies on Whether to Keep or Discard Unread Books

By now we've all heard of Marie Kondo, the Japanese home-organization guru whose book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up became an international bestseller in 2011. Her advice about how to straighten up the home, branded the "KonMari" method, has more recently landed her that brass ring of early 21st-century fame, her own Netflix series. A few years ago we featured her tips for dealing with your piles of reading material, which, like all her advice, are based on discarding the items t...
Tags: Google, Books, Japan, Washington Post, College, Netflix, Seoul, Tupperware, Facebook Twitter, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Colin Marshall, Ron Charles, Anakana Schofield, 21st Century Los Angeles, Schofield Charles


Marie Kondo v. Tsundoku: Two Japanese Philosophies on Whether to Keep or Discard Unread Books

By now we've all heard of Marie Kondo, the Japanese home-organization guru whose book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up became an international bestseller in 2011. Her advice about how to straighten up the home, branded the "KonMari" method, has more recently landed her that brass ring of early 21st-century fame, her own Netflix series. A few years ago we featured her tips for dealing with your piles of reading material, which, like all her advice, are based on discarding the items t...
Tags: Google, Books, Japan, Washington Post, College, Netflix, Seoul, Tupperware, Facebook Twitter, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Colin Marshall, Ron Charles, Anakana Schofield, 21st Century Los Angeles, Schofield Charles


The Books That Samuel Beckett Read and Really Liked (1941-1956)

Samuel Beckett, Pic, 1" by Roger Pic. Via Wikimedia Commons Clad in a black turtleneck and with a shock of white hair, Samuel Beckett was a gaunt, gloomy high priest of modernism. After the 1955 premiere of Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot (watch him stage a performance here), Kenneth Tynan quipped, ''It has no plot, no climax, no denouement; no beginning, no middle and no end.'' From there, Beckett’s work only got more austere, bleak and despairing. His 1969 play Breath, for instance,...
Tags: Google, Books, Yahoo, College, Los Angeles, Literature, Around The World, Albert Camus, Samuel Beckett, Agatha Christie, Christie, Facebook Twitter, Beckett, Hollywood Reporter, Theodor Fontane, Suzanne


Bill Gates, Book Critic, Names His Top 5 Books of 2018

Before we get too far into 2019, let's quickly recap the five books that made it to the top of Bill Gates' reading list in 2018. Over on his blog, Gates Notes, the Microsoft co-founder offers up these picks. He writes: Educated, by Tara Westover. Tara never went to school or visited a doctor until she left home at 17. I never thought I’d relate to a story about growing up in a Mormon survivalist household, but she’s such a good writer that she got me to reflect on my own life while readi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Books, Microsoft, College, Bill Gates, Cambridge University, Buddhist, Facebook Twitter, Melinda, Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari, Harari, Andy Puddicombe, Scharre



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