Thursday, September 30

wrangler blue bell -archival ads

Anyone know the western artist above?? Frank something?? Could not read the name.

banned books week

Image from NorthcoastZeitgeist via Widdershins

Out of 460 challenges as reported to the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, below are the top 10 titles by frequency of challenge -that is people advocating their removal from public library stacks. Not going to get out the soapbox, just don't ban books.

1. ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
2. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
3. The Perks of Being A Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
4. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
5. Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer
6. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
7. My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult
8. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler
9. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
10. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier

Banned Books Week takes a moment to highlight the list of books that have been targets of attempted bannings. In a majority of cases the books were not banned, thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections. Further reading via ALA.

Not in MY TOWN!!! Right?? Have a look and see...
[This map is drawn from cases documented by ALA and the Kids' Right to Read Project, a collaboration of the National Coalition Against Censorship and the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression.]

View Book Bans and Challenges, 2007-2010 in a larger map

93/94 music

Apols for the 20 seconds of crap ads...

Rhys Ifans again. Did you spot 'im?

Wednesday, September 29

that music is good

pella -dearborn jacket

This may be my Detroit replacement; just not wild on Carhartt's newer (2002?) cut and nylon-lined arms.

Below, duck jacket in classic brown or black, style name Dearborn; from Pella.

12 ounce "plied yarn" 100% cotton duck.
60% acrylic/40% polyester blanket lining [in arms too? checking on that -ed.]
Brass front zipper.
Zippered chest pocket on right, so out of the way of embroidery.
Inside security pocket, and two set-in lower front pockets.
Bi-swing back.
Adjustable sleeve cuffs and waist take-ups.
Corduroy collar.
Made in the USA at their New Sharon, Iowa factory.

Thanks to CWAC for the find.

mr. nice

Born in 1945 in Kenfig Hill, a small Welsh coal-mining village near Bridgend, Howard Marks attended Oxford University where he earned a degree in nuclear physics and post graduate qualifications in philosophy.

Described by the Daily Mail (UK Tabloid) as 'the most sophisticated drugs baron of all time', Howard Marks has worked with the British Secret Service and has been connected with the Mafia, the IRA, MI6 and the CIA.

Busted in 1988 by the American Drug Enforcement Agency and sentenced to twenty-five years at America's toughest federal penitentiary; Terre Haute, Indiana. He was released on parole in 1995 after serving seven years.

In 1996 he released his autobiography, Mr. Nice.
-via HowardMarks.
Bit of a folk hero in Britain for the blackbeltorigami+greenthumb set, this dramatization of the bio Mr. Nice puts on the rosy glasses no doubt. Not condoning or commenting on the real history. Good role for Rhys Ifans.

usda handbooks -daywrecker

Just found these USDA handbooks. To say wealth of information is the understatement of the year. Sure many were writtten in the 50's but retrotastic. Over 700 titles including;

Cheese varieties and descriptions.
Small sawmills: a pocket guide. [see what they did there?? -ed.]
Egg grading manual.
Canning in glass jars in community canning centers.
First aid for flooded homes and farms.
Snow-survey safety guide.

My favourite so far is The Northeastern Loggers Handbook. Tons of illustrations and older photos. Clear the calendar...

Tuesday, September 28

true grit -coen stylee

Full on reblog. No shame. True Grit as conceived by the Coen brothers. Christmas release. Apparently this will adhere close to the original text (i.e. movie follows the girl's point of view) so maybe read the fantastic book first.

johnson woolen mills -feel good

Some feel good boosterism for one of my fave VT brands; Johnson Woolen Mills. Green/blaze combo never gets old. Big in Japan as they say. More JWM eye candy here.

that fall look -nycentric dark and shiny edition

Jessica Goldfond is the muscle behind the esoteric ShinySquirrel and the recent HomeMade NYC event (that focused on hand-crafted products from a collection of New York artists, designers, and chefs). Slight change of pace from the usual 10e mix; change is good right?? She took time out of a crazy schedule to put together a fall look for a man here -and another for the ladies that you can catch over at N'EastStyle. She is a double posting force of nature...

Old Army Bag
Medium sized Postalco Notebook
Kurt Vonnegut's Sirens of Titan
Black Caban Peacoat
Kiev Knit Sweater
Acne Wet on Black Jeans
Warby Parker Glasses
Black Sheep & Prodigial Sons Razor
D.S & Durga Cologne
Tic Chronography Watch
Pendant by Elizabeth Knight
Yuketen Maine Boots

Monday, September 27

peru fair -recap

Saturday saw the 29th Peru Fair go down. 2 highlights for us were that 1) the fire department was back doing the pig roast (allnighter) and 2) we convinced a family friend to drive his WWII-styled jeep in the parade with us. The fair is one of the touchstones of my calendar (that and the USOpen Snowboard champs) basically because it marks one time of year to meet all your buds and catch up. Ok, let's recap...

Friday 10pm. See how the ground is all dark under the pigs... that is fat.
Everytime you turn them (30mins) it would drip down (practically self basting)
and the smell was fantastic.
The handles get hot. Gloves are key.

Corn being wetted down for the grill tomorrow.
Saturday now, 1am. Ear to ear. Like a pig in... etc.
5am... Up w/ the kids ready to feed the horses.
Legend status.

Pre-parade egg&B on Rupert Rising bread.
Alpha jacket and Orvis fieldy on lock.
Seat covers, custom, made of #4 canvas. Nice touch.

Smokey was behind us in the parade. Completely stole our thunder.

VT town green, direct from central casting.

Quail kebabs. Wilbur working it. So good.
Mrs. Quail.
THIS is how you light coals.

Paging Mr. Mort. Rep-band bucket hat ftw.
$10. Deal of the century. Crackling was perfection.
Got a signed kids book from Woody Jackson and some swag.

See you next time.