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January 26, 2011

Is “Backseat Photoshopping” an industry term? Because it should be.

Always keep index cards and a pen at the kitchen table. Especially when your client is a grocery store. http://instagr.am/p/BObRF/

Actually, it’s good to keep index card stations all over the house. (Thx, Annie Dillard.) Here’s the living room: http://instagr.am/p/BOcuM/

*Anne Lamott* not Annie Dillard. (Whoops.) http://www.43folders.com/2005/04/04/anne-lamott-on-index-cards

That’s one way to get a wife… #rdr http://instagr.am/p/BOimi/

January 27, 2011

OH: “@hawkt’s not here anymore, so who cares?” #OHsnap

that means you too #purplerain RT @hawkt: might have to spend the rest of the day tweeting in prince lyrics. just because.

Could it be? An actual bar w/in walking (stumbling?) distance of our house? Dig it: @contigoaustin! http://www.contigotexas.com

The best valentine? Art. Get 20% off my @20×200 prints. Use the code RIDONK on a $50 order. http://bit.ly/4EixAD

Had lunch w/ @jaredchapman. Compared answers to the dreaded “So, what do you do?” question at parties. His? “I’m a scientist.” He wins.

“When you’re at a party, and someone asks what you do, be glad you don’t have to say ‘cartoonist.'” -@drewtoothpaste http://bit.ly/gLPQbh

RT @AndrewWK: MIDWEST GIRLS PARTY FOREVER.

Miller Blue Print http://instagr.am/p/BPZQ9/

Happy hour! Come hang. — at Haddington’s http://gowal.la/c/3r6C4

YES! RT @jennfomation: The three B’s: bourbon, burger, bed. Learn ’em well.

“Yo, you want a pair of sweatpants or somethin’?” #jerseyshore

January 28, 2011

Get a $50 print for $40. It’s like a bouquet of flowers that won’t die on you. Use the code RIDONK @20×200 http://bit.ly/4EixAD

Hope to get some quality time in here this weekend: http://instagr.am/p/BQE3w/

“You wanted a hit / but maybe we don’t do hits?” http://bit.ly/ia2XRl

Hooray! RT @tastytouring: My best friend just bought this for her fiance @austinkleon! http://j.mp/c8qLA

.@WendyLuu = Team Sanity. @ Springbox http://instagr.am/p/BQLgK/

Wood on wood. http://instagr.am/p/BQMG3/

ART: The valentine guaranteed to get you laid.™ http://store.austinkleon.com/

I must work in the right place: this morning’s creative meeting was temporarily derailed by a discussion of COMMANDO.

There are two kinds of people in the world: people who love COMMANDO and people who haven’t seen it.

Only a little obsessed: http://twitter.austinkleon.com/?s=commando

KILL YOU LAST should be our band name. #commando http://youtu.be/RMkXY6MN96E cc: @papertrail @majorpepper

Let us not speak of Commando (2011) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1647353/

“Oh, George Clooney, you’re as paranoid as I am.” -@megzo, watching THE AMERICAN /cc: @mlarson

RT @mattthomas: A friend of COMMANDO is a friend of mine.

The final credits of THE AMERICAN feature roles like “man on Vespa,” “old cheese vendor,” and “hooker #3 ” #awesome

January 29, 2011

Love Schulz’s purely visual gags: http://bit.ly/gxSpbs

Evacuation assembly area. http://instagr.am/p/BR3Vv/

Evacuation assembly area. http://instagr.am/p/BR3Vv/

January 30, 2011

You need a better argument than “plumbers don’t give their work away.”

Everybody needs to take a shit.

Not everybody needs *your* shit.

Marston watches the sunrise. #rdr http://instagr.am/p/BTe_z/

“Yeah, they’re hicks, Rita.” My personal Swiss Army Knife of movie quotes. #GroundhogDay

“Morons, your bus is leaving” is a close second. #GroundhogDay

January 31, 2011

Doodles by famous authors: http://flavorwire.com/147177/idle-doodles-by-famous-authors

What @Mike_FTW said. http://bit.ly/4MMHeH // You have 12 more hours to steal prints from me at unbelievably LOW prices! http://bit.ly/gpUVZ6

New horoscopes coming tomorrow: http://austinkleon.com/tag/horoscopes (Gotta make them tonight!)

Thank you!! RT @forkyshauna I bought “How To Be A Texan” Love your work. http://bit.ly/h85BnY

.@aweissman’s tumblr is full of great stuff. Go follow: http://newspeedwayboogie.tumblr.com/

When somebody says, “I didn’t know you were famous,” it’s just a reminder that you’re really not.

Godspeed to anyone crazy enough to attempt writing a book.

RT @megzo: Milo attempts PhD work, has existential crisis. http://flic.kr/p/9eG1dj

I’ll show you my Google searches if you show me yours.

Think I might go hide underneath my covers and study my pain. #ThunderRoad

Kicksharted (verb) To shit one’s pants after seeing the amount of money raised for a @Kickstarter project.

Copywriters in NYC: this @20×200 gig would be pimp and you’d get to work for @jenbee: http://j.mp/ho6mUc

LIVE AT THE EL MOCAMBO: Elvis Costello with Attractions in 1978, tearing the shit out of the stage. http://bit.ly/eYLGSl

Modern Life = I could’ve @kickstarter‘d that + Yeah, but you didn’t http://bit.ly/aldI6Q

Confession time: http://instagr.am/p/BUnME/

“No regrets–we’re healthy, not hurt, and not handcuffed.” #jerseyshore

February 1, 2011

Destroyer’s KAPUTT is $6 on Amazon: http://amzn.to/e2EIfw

Tip: don’t write an e-mail asking if you can ask questions.

All of @slaughter90210‘s Jersey Shore posts: http://bit.ly/dOHYpp

February 2, 2011

My parents were married on Groundhog Day. They’ve been divorced 15 years. Let that be a lesson to you.

“Don’t worry about style. It will be expressed no matter what you do. Style is part of the way your brain is wired.” – @heywhipple

I want to be this guy. RT @slarkpope: just sitting back, drinking his cold beer like it ain’t no thang. http://bit.ly/e64JlL

Jack White on the secret of The White Stripes: http://bit.ly/dJyUkl

Using the keyboard to navigate the museums in Google Art Project gives me Doom flashbacks: http://yfrog.com/h0544wej

February 3, 2011

TIE Fighter graffiti. @ Mueller control tower http://instagr.am/p/BXnqT/

“…copywriters are often seen mumbling to themselves at bus stops.” -@heywhipple

“Yeah, so the other day I was in a bar—it doesn’t matter which one because I’m lying.” -@LouisCK http://bit.ly/fC2oOH

These @remixeverything videos are so terrific: http://bit.ly/gCu49H I pitched in $10 to help @goodiebag keep making them.

“Put a bird on it and call it art!” http://youtu.be/0XM3vWJmpfo

February 4, 2011

True Guido love: http://www.life.com/image/50431884

This is what a snow day in ATX looks like. I’ll take it. http://instagr.am/p/BY_v7/

Love is not a gadget. http://bit.ly/fBG9Km

In case you missed your February horoscope: http://bit.ly/g6pDxp

In case you missed your February horoscope: http://bit.ly/g6pDxp

I love my home office. http://instagr.am/p/BZNR-/

Who’s going w/ me? @papertrail? RT @drafthouse: Jim Jarmusch’s DOWN BY LAW hits the Ritz twice next week! http://bit.ly/fIVgEN

All writers are. RT @Atul_Gawande: “I’m more envious of music than any other art form.” – Jonathan Franzen http://bit.ly/edf5j5

“My ass may be dumb, but I ain’t no dumb ass.” http://bit.ly/9v1Vjv #jackiebrown

“Barbara Streisand’s hair is totally boss in this movie.” -@megzo, watching FUNNY GIRL

I want a way to browse Netflix Watch Instantly by Metacritic score.

An Apple stylus? Isn’t it pretty to think so… http://nyti.ms/ghSVrI

February 5, 2011

“What’s the ultimate futility of this endeavor?” – @zefrank http://sflow.us/hDkN58 /via @aweissman

Saturdays are for sleeping in. http://flic.kr/p/9fQhEC

THE ATTRIBUTOR! If you post to Tumblr w/o attribution he climbs in your window at night and cuts your throat. #superheroesiwishwerereal

Wait, strike that. Somebody already had that idea: http://www.attributor.com/

“Hey, I’ll start a graphic design Tumblr! Now all I need is some Saul Bass posters and half-naked pictures of Christina Hendricks!”

New menu design @ Maudie’s North Lamar http://instagr.am/p/Bakaf/

Thanks to @karlspurzem, we know who took the Beatles photograph, where, and when, and all is right in AttributionLand. http://bit.ly/faCAQc

.@TinEye is a reverse image search engine: http://tineye.com (Thx, @karlspurzem!)

February 6, 2011

A la Phil Collins: http://j.mp/gRMDpA RT @TWalk: What if you unhooked yourself from your lame old personal story line?

Just posted a photo @ Smitty’s Market http://instagr.am/p/BcH-2/

Step up please. http://instagr.am/p/BcIgg/

Step down please. http://instagr.am/p/BcIpF/

“Finished” Red Dead Redemption. Amazing game, terrific ending. This review gets it right: http://nyti.ms/gwlE1r #rdr

“AAA is for women.” -Billy Riggins #FNL

“A man and a woman⁰
Are one.⁰
A man and a woman and a dachshund⁰
Are one.”

– Wallace Stevens

http://j.mp/i2rv10

All of @slaughter90210‘s Friday Night Lights posts: http://bit.ly/gIjfUx

“Why do people go to Dracula’s house??” #LifeInHell http://instagr.am/p/BctFa/

“Comics…are a form of transportation for the shut-in kids who need to see life in other worlds.” -Lynda Barry http://instagr.am/p/Bctxa/

February 7, 2011

“I want to stay up all night drinking beer.” Only 4 of these ‘Honesty’ prints left: http://t.co/CbL9oeq

“And now, a message from the National Apple Institute: FUCK PEARS!” – George Carlin http://bit.ly/hM0FyO

Floor @ Avenue Barber Shop http://instagr.am/p/Bdk1-/

Stranded, drinking beer until @megzo‘s commissioner meeting is over. — at Woodland http://gowal.la/c/3vfSZ

DOWN BY LAW w/ @megzo & @brandonnn — at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema http://gowal.la/c/3vhoh

February 9, 2011

Attack plan: coffee and Otis Redding.

Must be a brown-eyed handsome man. RT @bugsyburrows: Just bought Newspaper Blackout by @Austinkleon – the lady said I looked like the author

If you had to give a convocation speech to college graduates, what would the title be?

Dinner. http://instagr.am/p/Bf7iw/

February 10, 2011

“Count the days that we have wasted from the start / Eat the words / build a playground in your head” #gbv
http://j.mp/hJWJ8I

Photos from the Super Bowl parking lot: http://www.otisike.com/welcome/superbowl.html

The time when @mattthomas asked @questlove what he thinks of Prince as a drummer: http://bit.ly/iflr26

Purchased for when iPad 2 arrives. RT @kottke: World of Goo for iPad only 99 cents http://bit.ly/ihAbL2

Do y’all know of any good/funny/interesting writers in Austin who use @Tumblr? Lemme know. (Asking for @annie_werner!)

A good writer understands that nobody reads.

Watching the last Friday Night Lights ever made. Go Lions. #fnl

“Play like it’s the last time you’re ever gonna lace up. Then let it go.” -Tim Riggins #fnl

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain incredible technical virtuosity, & lose his own soul?” -@mattthomas http://bit.ly/iflr26

Just ordered a “Here To Make Friends” @wireandtwine t-shirt for #SXSW http://bit.ly/hYJQ57 cc: @glass

February 11, 2011

#ff My friends on the #yourcaptionhere #SXSW panel: @jessicahagy @drewdernavich @slaughter90210 @rosscott http://bit.ly/eQMSvt

Tupac or Biggie? Tip your answer: http://tumblr.com/x261hdz3nx

“Smartly written and flawlessly acted” My friend Bryan’s movie is an @NYTimes “Critic’s Pick”!! http://nyti.ms/hpgoaH

Tomorrow I’m screenprinting w/ Satch Grimley at Red Bluff Studios. Gonna make us some Newspaper Blackout prints a la: http://bit.ly/a282Fy

God bless the Lions. And God bless the people who made the five seasons of Friday Night Lights. #fnl

RT @slaughter90210: I talked to @washingtonpost about single subject blogs: http://wapo.st/hT3UzI #yourcaptionhere

February 12, 2011

Spent a few hours down at Red Bluff, printing some gigantic blackout prints: http://instagr.am/p/Bjtj7/

Dang, these new prints are huge. On sale soon. http://instagr.am/p/BjuY7/

February 13, 2011

“Subtraction / subtraction / subtraction / it’s my duty and passion” – Cass McCombs http://youtu.be/lcf70lbJzTs

Packing up @keaggy‘s “Honesty” screenprint. Only 3 left! http://j.mp/eFyDQy

Shitty beer makes you hit ’em harder. http://instagr.am/p/BlYDO/

Art + puppy = sales? http://store.austinkleon.com http://instagr.am/p/BlsHi/

February 14, 2011

On the neighborhood message board this a.m.: “Although I don’t have cats, I have found myself in the possession of six bags of cat litter.”

Dig the new Creativity Is Subtraction print + the video of us printing it! http://bit.ly/efTZAR

Dig the new Creativity Is Subtraction print + the video of us printing it! http://bit.ly/efTZAR

These stupidly huge screenprints take up the entire dining room table. Buy them so my wife doesn’t kill me: http://bit.ly/efTZAR

FYI: We’re hiring another copywriter @springboxist. http://bit.ly/gH7Ci1

Rad: @mailchimp upped their free plan to 2,000 subscribers / 12,000 emails per month. http://mailchimp.com/

“They didn’t buy your book, but they *did* buy 5 seasons of Murder, She Wrote. Here’s $13.64.” – my Amazon Associates report

Love: http://mapyourvalentine.com

.@GhostfaceKillah’s Advice On How To Make Your Girl Happy http://j.mp/gKHX9J (thx, @fluxistrad!)

Clipped this David Byrne pic out of Time Out London when I was studying at Cambridge. Framed it. http://instagr.am/p/BnNR7/

February 15, 2011

My favorite paragraph of the terrific Tina Fey @NewYorker piece: http://instagr.am/p/BnypY/

I love library books, but I miss the marginalia. http://instagr.am/p/Bn2tI/

Creativity is Subtraction prints are going fast. Thanks, everybody. http://store.austinkleon.com

The @NYTimes gets a rare look inside Pixar Studios: http://vimeo.com/19789693

“The worst thing that could possibly ever happen to anybody would be to not be used for anything by anybody.” -Vonnegut, THE SIRENS OF TITAN

“I got two microphones, a four-track recorder, and every bass tab to Dave Matthews ever!” #parksandrec

It’s 1861, and Sam Houston is trying to explain Northerners to Texans… http://bit.ly/i9mDVP

February 16, 2011

“I don’t do lunch. I don’t like lunch, I don’t understand it.” Awesome @parisreview interview w/ Lawrence Weiner: http://bit.ly/fTwZAG

“I define design as solving a business problem.” -@Mike_FTW w/ @danbenjamin: http://5by5.tv/pipeline/43

Hopefully not your girlfriend. ZING! RT @MosaicAustin: What’s the ugliest thing in your apartment?

Two tastes that taste great together… RT: @cliftonburt Chronicle Books buys Princeton Architectural Press http://bit.ly/eVzhCX cc: @ntmce

Hmmm…sounds familiar… http://bit.ly/i79p8A RT @sxsw: .@Oglivy Brings Visual Note-taking to SXSW 2011. http://ow.ly/3XNNt

A poem is discovered in play. http://t.co/6iye17z

10 posts: http://tumblr.austinkleon.com/tagged/phil_collins

“I like talking about Mike Tyson because I love him, and I don’t give a shit who knows it.” – @kellyoxford http://bit.ly/gVzCtr

Reading material. http://flic.kr/p/9iQqEN

Just discovered @Mix_Magazine‘s “Classic Tracks” columns. Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” was built on samples & loops? http://bit.ly/eT9Xs9

All of @Mix_Magazine‘s “Classic Tracks” columns in one place: http://mixonline.com/classic-tracks/

February 17, 2011

Remix balloon. http://instagr.am/p/BqSnd/

Like a lot of writers, I’m just a failed musician.

“I think all musicians are failed musicians.” – @kmschneid

“Every image presented to me has an ideal state…” Retouching porftolio = expose. http://bit.ly/advXlK (thx, @slarkpope)

The dumber the music, the better my work gets. It’s called The Soundgarden Law.

Track 6: “I don’t need you.” Track 11: “All I Ever Need Is You.” Kenny Rogers’ greatest hits: very confusing.

JT actually has mad chops. RT @MichaelSurtees: James Taylor is teaching on the web at http://www.jamestaylor.com/guitarlessons/

More mail from friends: @gapingvoid‘s book. http://instagr.am/p/Bq5DC/

My @wireandtwine order arrived with a few extras from my buddy @glass: http://instagr.am/p/Bq4f4/

February 18, 2011

#fridayreads @gapingvoid‘s EVIL PLANS & @cshirky‘s COGNITIVE SURPLUS http://bit.ly/8dmhou

#fridayreads for copywriters new to the game, I suggest @tiezzi‘s IDEA WRITERS & @heywhipple‘s classic: http://bit.ly/8dmhou

#ff The good people @springboxist, who haven’t fired me yet. Come hang with us at SXSW: http://springbox.com/sxsw

I could stay in this part of the iTunes alphabet all day and be fine. http://instagr.am/p/BrkUL/

Today’s #chalkmug http://instagr.am/p/BrmBe/

You’re going to want to be on @20×200‘s mailing list come early March. Hint, hint… http://bit.ly/4EixAD

My favorite music = 1) I listen 2) I think, “What *is* this shit?” 3) I want to keep listening

“Don’t let people shit in your living room.” – me to @gerrenlamson re: comment moderation

It’s not a pork chop. It’s a stack of 3 pork chops @ Perry’s Steakhouse http://instagr.am/p/Br2rK/

It’s not a pork chop. It’s a stack of 3 pork chops @ Perry’s Steakhouse http://instagr.am/p/Br2rK/

1/2 the “Creativity is Subtraction” prints are gone. The giant shipping tubes came in, so they’ll be mailed on Monday. http://bit.ly/atgs7O

Thom York dances to “Single Ladies” http://bzfd.it/eHJv7E (Thx, @wendyluu + @buzzfeed)

“There’s no time! He can FLY!” http://j.mp/hnGZ8S #parksandrec

Spilled tea all over my logbook. Trying to dry the pages. http://instagr.am/p/BscKD/

February 19, 2011

A slogan says a “company is big, that it’s able to waste time dreaming this stuff up and waste money yelling about it.” http://j.mp/f9tKK6

Year 2 of #TEDxAustin is today. @omarg interviewed me about Year 1 for today’s @statesman: http://bit.ly/f6ihDY

The question that keeps me up at night: http://instagr.am/p/BtT0u/

Basquiat piece Jay-Z analyzes in ENCODED http://flic.kr/p/9jmAxe

“You may not have sold as many books, but at least you don’t smell like him.” -bookseller at SXSW last year re: author signing next to me

Rules to live by. RT @mohawkaustin: Don’t Shave and listen to ZZ Top.

My sticky note drawings from last year’s #TEDxAustin http://j.mp/gU4ctr

Went to Borders this morning.
Books were 20% off. And still, every single barcode I scanned was cheaper on Amazon.

Don’t think groove. Think bumper sticker. “White people dance to the lyrics.” RT @jamesfflynn Hit Lessons! http://j.mp/gO85uX

February 20, 2011

Terrific @chow video of Aaron and Stacy Franklin–owners of my favorite Austin BBQ joint, @franklinbbq http://bit.ly/gmy4oZ

I misattributed a poem on the Newspaper Blackout blog. Luckily, a reader called me out: http://bit.ly/hHFas0

Of course, not gonna beat myself up too much: the dude I misattributed didn’t exactly say where the idea to do a blackout poem came from…

Oh, the internets.

Getting the first batch of “subtraction” prints ready to ship: http://instagr.am/p/BvMP5/

.@megzo tells me our shipping labels are a hit with the ladies at the post office. http://instagr.am/p/BvO2R/

February 21, 2011

“what we’re obviously heading toward is some kind of class warfare” http://j.mp/h9Fh4a

Today’s #chalkmug http://instagr.am/p/BwVDR/

Morning mashup! @TheWalkmen singing “You’re one of us or one of them” while I read the New Yorker scientology article: http://nyr.kr/hwGyw2

WSJ on the prolonged adolescence of the American male: http://on.wsj.com/idsj6R

WSJ on the prolonged adolescence of the American male: http://on.wsj.com/idsj6R

Re: this @NYTimes article on the decline of the blog: http://nyti.ms/fYq49g Lots of flow, no stock: http://bit.ly/4UmoHZ