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January 1, 2011

“See? What did I tell you? This year is no better than the last one!” – Lucy van Pelt http://bit.ly/gwkMDN

Thinking having this week off would be a good time to drive to Houston to see the @MenilCollection

Wasn’t convinced the Big Ass Television was a good purchase until I saw the TREE OF LIFE trailer in 1080p. http://bit.ly/fD5t3o

Do your eyes a favor: check out @glass‘s favorite photos he’s taken from the past five years: http://bit.ly/hwO38q

January 3, 2011

Great gig: “Giant” director George Stevens hired Texas artist Ed Bearden to draw the storyboards and draw on set: http://bit.ly/hUWSML

A short story about why it’s so much fun making things on the web: http://bit.ly/h1OxyH

January 4, 2011

Today would be a good day to sit on the porch with Augustus McCrae and drink whiskey from a jug.

How @20×200 works: http://bit.ly/hiE914

“I hate hate hate this movie and will never rewatch it. But that said…” -@henrimazza on INCEPTION (ditto) http://bit.ly/hcr6Z2

Oooh look — it’s all of @fluxistrad‘s mixtapes in one place: http://flux-rad.com/mixtapes/

Blu-Ray player just got here, but the HDMI cable won’t come until tomorrow. Oh Amazon, how you taunt me.

It’s lame when the @NewYorker Tumblr posts the Cartoon of the Day without artist attribution: http://bit.ly/fg6nrQ Take care of your own.

“Don’t begrudge a lady her catalogs.” – @megzo

Should I ever have a son, I am fully prepared for him to disappoint me in this way: http://youtu.be/sv4Hpz-GI3g

January 5, 2011

Stoked that the last big “How It Works” @20×200 print was bought by @drwave to hang in his team’s workspace at Pixar. http://j.mp/hsnZNR

I really hate waiting in line. Only for BBQ. @ Franklin Barbecue http://instagr.am/p/4CF_/

Coke money. http://instagr.am/p/4K9R/

Writeup of the @RedCross‘s WhyShouldIGive.org site created by @ZachGolden RT @jennfomation: http://bit.ly/hh6S18

Really excited Destroyer is coming to @MohawkAustin 3/25 http://bit.ly/fYuoTu

January 6, 2011

“What country song best describes your life?” Flowchart: http://bit.ly/iknNDw

Hey Austin East Siders: do yourself a favor and go check out S-H Donuts on Manor. http://bit.ly/c7HtKR

In other local food news, stoked that a Royal Blue Grocery opened a few blocks from my new office: http://bit.ly/hkt4ia (thx, @broylesa)

I took iPhone snapshots of doodles from 3 years worth of notes at my old job: http://bit.ly/fiQqMS

“I miss Texas and I miss whiskey.” (I was saying this jut a week ago…) #LonesomeDove http://instagr.am/p/5AkA/

COMMUNICATION. http://instagr.am/p/5AqC/

Not after that, I ain’t. #LonesomeDove #cryinglikeNewt http://instagr.am/p/5J7B/

Thanks! Have it out to you soon. RT @mplunt: Bought the spectacular Austin Kleon Black Out ‘Honesty’ screen print. I love poetry in a frame.

Thanks to all who voted Newspaper Blackout for the @Goodreads choice awards — #3 in poetry! http://bit.ly/hYFtWa

January 7, 2011

I was with Michiko until this paragraph: “Authors’ original texts should be sacrosanct intellectual property…” http://nyti.ms/h3rn9R

I was with Michiko until this paragraph: “Authors’ original texts should be sacrosanct intellectual property…” http://nyti.ms/h3rn9R

There’s a big difference between censoring and remixing. http://nyti.ms/h3rn9R

“One Of My Best Friends Is Black” by Mark Twain http://bit.ly/eJE0QA

Bummed to hear Gary Claxton died. http://bit.ly/gDRJu1 We saw him at Gruene Hall once w/ Cindy Cashdollar on steel completely by accident.

Nice post by @aweissman on one of my favorite Lou Reed songs: “Between Thought and Expression” http://bit.ly/eS7Asp

RT @amandaeyreward: @RonCharles is a genius! See his best books of 2010: http://wapo.st/fEkaL4

Tumblr: went to write a passionate post re: censoring vs. remixing, but ended up just reblogging MP3s instead: http://bit.ly/cUe1wo

Moved @megzo over to @tumblr. Way easier way for her to keep her site fresh. –> http://meghankleon.com/

Christmas books: http://instagr.am/p/58nZ/

January 8, 2011

Amazing Christmas present from @drawers: http://instagr.am/p/6Vj8/

Thought it was Sunday, but @megzo told me it’s Saturday. Feel like I just found $20 in an old jacket.

“Are you employed, sir?”
“Employed?” “You don’t go out looking for a job dressed like that? On a weekday?” “Is this a… what day is this?”

The Coen Brothers on Employment: http://bit.ly/g4bjAg

“Usually I like confrontations, I do / I get this thrill out of sayin’ what’s true” – Jonathan Richman http://bit.ly/hyMO5v

Anybody get a copy of the @soulpancake book? Supposedly there’s a blackout poetry exercise on page 38: http://book.soulpancake.com/

Anybody get a copy of the @soulpancake book? Supposedly there’s a blackout poetry exercise on page 38: http://book.soulpancake.com/

January 9, 2011

Now I’m glad I saved this Texas Monthly: http://instagr.am/p/7djr/

Bros before hos. http://instagr.am/p/7euc/

“You’ve got to have rage, man.” – @marcmaron http://nyti.ms/eDNoea

“Deans say graduates are working. They don’t say how many are at Home Depot.” http://nyti.ms/i7g2mn (subtitle from the print edition)

Must-read @NYTimes article on law schools: http://nyti.ms/i7g2mn

.@angermonsoon on finding your voice in today’s @NYTimes: http://flic.kr/p/98T585

.@angermonsoon on finding your voice in today’s @NYTimes: http://flic.kr/p/98T585

Essay on the weight of the personal essay (one of the hardest kinds of writing) in college admissions: http://j.mp/gBB12S

Essay on the weight of the personal essay (one of the hardest kinds of writing) in college admissions: http://j.mp/gBB12S

“Doesn’t anybody notice this? I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!” is the epigram of our times http://j.mp/hXCtRW

“Doesn’t anybody notice this? I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!” is the epigram of our times http://j.mp/hXCtRW

“That movie is a chick flick for men.” -@megzo on Good Will Hunting http://j.mp/glBRBW

“People who don’t treat grad school as merely a game are insane.” -@megzo, PhD student

Band practice canceled, but my inner 13-year-old shouldn’t weep just yet: I’m headed over to @anorwood‘s for some Xbox-ing.

After 10 minutes playing LIMBO at @anorwood‘s place, I decided to buy an XBOX 360: http://bit.ly/gzaC2z

January 10, 2011

First day 🙂 — at Springbox http://gowal.la/c/3jsCx

RT @mohawkaustin: Bill Callahan tix are on sale http://bit.ly/dUkmxX

Assorted reading for the new gig: http://instagr.am/p/9USs/

Got my @mike_FTW @20×200 print. http://instagr.am/p/9ZXU/

Confession: I’m kind of in love with the Kindle Mac app. http://flic.kr/p/99iRgF

January 11, 2011

Love Instapaper. Reading my first Kindle book. Now where in the hell is the new iPad?

Thinking of this quote a lot today: “I’m willing to be bad for as long as it takes, until I’m good…” http://bit.ly/904yKd

“Where does the time go?” “More importantly, where does it come from?” The philosophical questions posed on REBA.

“Just as the body has an immune system to fight off bacteria, we have the world of images to fight off assholes.” http://j.mp/i7ByW0

“What kind of killer are you? Do you know? I’m an ax to the forehead girl.” http://j.mp/i7ByW0

January 12, 2011

I’ve said this. “Do you have any idea how big my interlibrary loan privileges are?” RT @mcsweeneys http://bit.ly/fabtFc

I’ve said this. “Do you have any idea how big my interlibrary loan privileges are?” RT @mcsweeneys http://bit.ly/fabtFc

Note to self: you aren’t special, you’re just a demographic. http://nyti.ms/eyLtVe

Band practice w/ @majorpepper + @papertrail! http://instagr.am/p/_C8W/

January 13, 2011

“Okay, I’m out of talking now.” – my elderly neighbor ending a conversation on his cell phone

“Well, you know, our parents were both academics, and so a lot of the people that we knew were insufferable.” -Ethan Coen http://n.pr/eu5bat

Bill Callahan @mohawkaustin tonight w/ @megzo, @drawers, @bentumbrella, + @papertrail. Who else is in? http://bit.ly/fviwsJ

Crap, now I’ll never be able to finish my Kindle books: http://flic.kr/p/9a1EUM

All this talk of the Zodiac reminds me of the blackout horoscopes sitting on my desk that I haven’t scanned. :-/ http://j.mp/hwsIWe

Me & @drawers met @mohawkaustin at a Bill Callahan show almost 3 years ago. Reunion! http://instagr.am/p/BACdF/

This story is called “I Should’ve Stuck To Whiskey.”

“Live Background Music Capital of the World. I can’t get a goddamned taco in this town without hearing a band.” -@fluxistrad

January 14, 2011

Little doodle of Bill @Mohawkaustin tonight: http://instagr.am/p/BAI4q/

#ff Yes. Heed these. RT @TWalk: Are my six rules for job-hunting from five years ago still relevant? You tell me: http://is.gd/2KGnU7

There will be times when living with a woman will humiliate you. http://flic.kr/p/9aahq6

“I’m in a band called Unicorn Magic and I’m also in a band called Thighmaster.” http://youtu.be/fOrsymoLHVE

From my work notebook; http://instagr.am/p/BA2mf/

January 15, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a huge fan of Star Trek, and convinced Nichelle Nichols to stay on as “Lt. Uhura” http://n.pr/eSZdcR

Frakkin Cylons. http://j.mp/gLJode

“‘Uhura’ comes from the Swahili word uhuru, meaning ‘freedom’.” http://bit.ly/2TdOxZ

The dreaded day finally arrived. @ Half Price Books http://instagr.am/p/BB4ma/

“Never lend books.” – Commander Adama #bsg

Ditto. RT @Mike_FTW: The only color I need. http://bit.ly/dFR1Br

Time for some image surgery. http://instagr.am/p/BCHl-/

Ridiculously fun watching @ACLTv on @klru in HD. You can see the audience, tell the guitar player’s picking with a quarter, etc.

Of course, if you want to see @The_National on @acltv in *low* definition, might I suggest these: http://j.mp/e3X2LG

“Perfect when you’re depressed and you need to feel pumped up but you don’t want to be happy yet.” -@megzo on @bandofhorses‘ “The Funeral”

“music = mood manipulation” -@megzo

“See? You’re getting pumped. Not happy, pumped. You can maintain your angst.” -@megzo

Milo is concerned. http://instagr.am/p/BCL0h/

Occupation: YANKEE HOBO. http://instagr.am/p/BCME0/

Collage debris. http://instagr.am/p/BCXY3/

January 16, 2011

“Teachers I meet everywhere are always asking, How can we get boys to read? And the answer is, simply, book by book.” http://nyti.ms/f7AAyA

“Teachers I meet everywhere are always asking, How can we get boys to read? And the answer is, simply, book by book.” http://nyti.ms/f7AAyA

You took an advance in the high six-figures, wrote a memoir in eight weeks, and now you’re misunderstood. Boo-hoo. http://nyti.ms/gji9tB

Amazing long exposure photographs of Gene Krupa drumming from a July 1941 LIFE magazine article: http://bit.ly/g7sbWO

Rock solid! http://instagr.am/p/BDF2-/

Me & @megzo are in love with our @mattforsythe warmup watercolor painting: http://flic.kr/p/9aR96G

I showed @megzo the trailer for LA NOIRE and she got a little less angry at me for buying an XBOX. http://youtu.be/5LfZq_OdU80

January 17, 2011

Read your Newspaper Blackout horoscope for what’s left of January: http://bit.ly/hShSsI

Giving @rdio a try: http://rdio.com/people/austinkleon

Austin folks: what’s your favorite spot near downtown to just sit out in the sub with a book and read?

Austin folks: what’s your favorite spot near downtown to just sit out in the *sun* with a book and read?

Got a terrific deal @Bookpeople on David Macaulay’s THE WAY WE WORK (saw his show at RISD in ’08) http://twitpic.com/3qy53f

My wife just pointed out two spelling errors in an e-mail and heckled me as “Mr. Copywriter.” #marriage

This kiddo kept glaring at me while I was walking to the Flamin’ Groovies’ cover of “Misery” http://instagr.am/p/BEUxb/

“I…am a rye-turd.” http://bit.ly/dLh5AV

Impact: The Meme Font™ http://bit.ly/enhP40

January 18, 2011

Overpaid CEOs, price gouging, unhappy customers…welcome to higher education! http://t.co/g8PQpVk

FACT: the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man In The World” ads were inspired by Brad Neely’s “George Washington” http://youtu.be/l7iVsdRbhnc

That last tidbit was from @tiezzi‘s THE IDEA WRITERS: http://flic.kr/p/9bf5xZ // RT @anorwood: Whaaat? Citation needed!

“Put on headphones, leave music off. Create invisible psychic barrier in open-style office.” http://bit.ly/fhqg9T

Bought a second pair of Sony MDR7506 headphones for work because I love them so much: http://amzn.to/fL1Eqo

“You got to mow the lawn / if you wanna get along with me.” Well, screw you then, mister! #flamingroovieshttp://blip.fm/~10uzvx

Skull & bones. http://instagr.am/p/BFWpO/

Hazardous voltage. http://instagr.am/p/BFWtF/

There is a brand new XBOX waiting for me when I get home. That is all.

“I…am a writer.” http://bit.ly/dLh5AV (Never fails to crack me up.)

Life is awesome: http://instagr.am/p/BFgsF/

Duh. http://instagr.am/p/BFgt-/

Dig it: @jennfomation is teaching her “Breaking Into Interactive Copywriting” class again: http://bit.ly/eiWDb5

Gamertag: http://instagr.am/p/BFijK/

January 19, 2011

Routine that’s helped me: no screens before exercises/coffee & no screens after 10PM.

Can’t wait to watch “Example TV Mega-Series!” on @Netflix! http://yfrog.com/gz4zgp

There’s glare on my computer screen…from sunlight. I’ve never had this problem at work before. #happy

“Coyotes” is an awesome word.

There’s a **bourbon** bar in Austin run by a bunch of ex-Midwesterners? Sorry, liver. http://www.trifectaaustin.com

There’s a **bourbon** bar in Austin run by a bunch of ex-Midwesterners? Sorry, liver. http://www.trifectaaustin.com

“I just need some nouns.” <– said in a meeting this morning

We’ve had the same emotions for thousands of years–fear, anxiety, etc. All the internet has invented is new ways to elicit them.

Talkin’ shit to a pretty sunset. http://instagr.am/p/BGcVT/

January 20, 2011

“It was deep! I liked the parts where some character was once this, but he ended up being that” -Lil Wayne on the bible http://bit.ly/hq2kvp

“When forced to work within a strict framework…” Everybody quotes that T.S. Eliot line, but nobody attributes it to an actual text. Help?

So far, from what I can tell, in a Playboy interview, Joseph Heller quoted Eliot as saying that: http://bit.ly/fV6W7e cc: @tom_pearson

Actually, it looks like Heller quoted Eliot it in a @ParisReview interview, too: http://bit.ly/fwW3ww

Ha! Exactly. RT @fchimero: “I make up shit all the time and just say Oscar Wilde said it.” —Oscar Wilde

I bet Joseph Heller’s paraphrase is better than T.S. Eliot’s essay: http://bit.ly/dQga12 (If only we could find the essay…)

“What’re you doing?” “Eh, just kicking the chicken.” http://youtu.be/Kcqt_DDBq7Q cc: @gerrenlamson

Heaven beams at the bus stop. http://instagr.am/p/BHWP8/

Turn around. http://instagr.am/p/BHWXD/

LOL. RT @gerrenlamson: The Doodler’s got Boot-Bird Brain: http://d.pr/sjeC re: http://youtu.be/Kcqt_DDBq7Q

My night included mandarin juice and a gigantic teepee. I call that a win.

January 21, 2011

How long do you have to work in marketing before you no longer giggle at the term “deep penetration”?

“When I look at the lives of the poets, I understand what’s wrong with me…” http://bit.ly/fcu771

Friday infographic: what the Ramones want vs. what the Misfits want: http://bit.ly/gftzbK

#ff That Ramones vs. Misfits infographic, btw, was done by @gray_hood http://bit.ly/gftzbK

#ff That Ramones vs. Misfits infographic, btw, was done by @gray_hood http://bit.ly/gftzbK

“I don’t mind red flags. I see them as either slalom courses or an ad for a club I can’t help but go into.” -@marcmaron http://bit.ly/h5mcc6

“I don’t mind red flags. I see them as either slalom courses or an ad for a club I can’t help but go into.” -@marcmaron http://bit.ly/h5mcc6

“I like it.” – Jeff Goldblum http://youtu.be/9ZHh9ckRC6M #ff @jamesfflynn

Let’s drink, merry men! http://instagr.am/p/BIrlC/

“Bitch, I love you.” http://instagr.am/p/BIrxr/

The Milwaukee’s Beast In Me #drunksongs

There Is A Coors Light That Never Goes Out #drunksongs

Welcome To The Jungle Juice #drunksongs

Hit Me With Your Best Jello Shot #drunksongs

Poison Flip Cup #drunksongs

“You old hound, you.” http://instagr.am/p/BIuEe/

January 22, 2011

“Everyone poops in this movie, except Mattie.” -@toddalcott on TRUE GRIT http://j.mp/geW2B5

Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne’s blacked out journal: http://bit.ly/huDVt1

More collages: http://bit.ly/e2rpu6

“Friends like these, huh Gary?” RT @brandonnn: Today’s haul (I’m so, so sorry, @austinkleon): http://twitpic.com/3shhn0

31 Sam Cooke songs for about 12 cents a piece. RT @amazonmp3 http://amzn.to/g8AqgD

After you pick up that Sam Cooke collection, pick up my favorite, LIVE AT THE HARLEM SQUARE CLUB: http://amzn.to/gycIxk

Something wonderful is about to happy. http://instagr.am/p/BKKDr/

January 23, 2011

“Is all this pink really necessary?” “Only if you want to make money.” http://nyti.ms/ij1KXR

On Sunday a.m. I like to drive around to Jonathan Richman’s “Lookin’ for the heart of Saturday night” cover. http://youtu.be/h0fyM3N1Jmk

Al Swearengen = Blackbeard. http://bit.ly/gX46zo

January 24, 2011

“there is one artist who had this idea years before…but anyway, you did a good job as well.” #reconsideringmycontactform

Rule #1 Don’t be boring.

“It isn’t that people are mean or cruel. They’re just busy. Nobody wants to read your shit.” http://bit.ly/fvwtKt

The creative writing workshop provides writers a patient, thoughtful, and captive audience. This is both a strength *and* a big weakness.

Mates of State, TEAM BOO. Still awesome. In case you forgot: http://amzn.to/fdjrcJ

Sometimes I record the crazy people on the bus so I can play them back for @megzo over dinner.

Bus stop sunset. http://instagr.am/p/BMULX/

Q: What’s that smell? A: Big pile of dogshit at the top of the stairs. #Monday

Got a shitty situation? Meet the Hoover Steam Vac: http://amzn.to/i7qW3i #realcopy

January 25, 2011

I disagree w/ @sunnibrown: doodling is powerful because it’s *un*strategic. Once it’s “strategic,” it’s not doodling. http://j.mp/eypqX0

Doodling is like washing dishes: doing repetitive tasks w/ your hands frees up your mind to think. http://j.mp/hsQO61

“Yo, the sun could never be pussy / he always come out.” -Ghostface Killah http://instagr.am/p/BM7Ru/

Look up book on Amazon -> Format: Kindle edition -> Send sample to AK-Iphone = beautiful.

Current lineup of Kindle sample chapters on my iPhone: http://bit.ly/dK0f06

January 26, 2011

“Do you long for her / or for the way you were?” http://bit.ly/g6J9fq RT @Coudal: Remember summer? Yeah us too. http://coudal.com

Don’t see this at many libraries… @ Austin Faulk Central Library http://instagr.am/p/BOFWO/

The two things you can do to help your art career: 1) make good stuff 2) die.

.@kmschneid “I’ve done drugs that would blow your mind” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7LS_x_px48

Look at that handsome stubble. RT @philcoffman: Real work for SXSWi has begun: http://t.co/pc5BOwv

“The president is the best speechwriter in the building.” Man, whitehouse.gov is so well done: http://bit.ly/hP6Q0d

Fitting that I’m a mere “spectator” on @dribbble, since w/ the new gig I only get to look over designers’ shoulders while they Photoshop.

“Boy this world will make you itch / but when you dream the symptoms switch.” Working on a whole notebook of these: http://bit.ly/e2rpu6