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January 22, 2013

@drwave so awesome

@drwave so awesome

@ayse they sure do

@ayse they sure do

Nancy and Sluggo do cut-ups: http://t.co/4IibGLVL

Nancy and Sluggo do cut-ups: http://t.co/4IibGLVL

January 23, 2013

#dailyobit He grew up black in Nazi Germany: “I wanted to join… they had cool uniforms & they did exciting things.” http://t.co/KOHuV9gi

#dailyobit He grew up black in Nazi Germany: “I wanted to join… they had cool uniforms & they did exciting things.” http://t.co/KOHuV9gi

RT @Mike_Doughty_: How we definitively know Beyoncé wasn’t lip-synching: a breakdown: http://t.co/FmBEI9nO

RT @Mike_Doughty_: How we definitively know Beyoncé wasn’t lip-synching: a breakdown: http://t.co/FmBEI9nO

“I’m working on my rewrite / I’m gonna change the ending / Gonna throw away my title / And toss it in the trash…” http://t.co/cXGSILqA

“I’m working on my rewrite / I’m gonna change the ending / Gonna throw away my title / And toss it in the trash…” http://t.co/cXGSILqA

@hotdogsladies “Nobody but the public digs Sabbath.” http://t.co/sXeD3iO8

@hotdogsladies “Nobody but the public digs Sabbath.” http://t.co/sXeD3iO8

January 24, 2013

@jonassink there’s an infographic for that: http://t.co/ovFMJBRX

@wendymac you know that was someone’s response to my post, not my actual post, right? http://t.co/ecKpXBPk

“When in doubt, tidy up.”
—Brian Eno

@samarov @wendymac if the symbol isn’t obvious it doesn’t do any good

.@samarov @wendymac what a signature/web address on an image does is give the 0.000001% who give a shit something googleable

@wendymac there’s really no other way to do it that doesn’t put the attribution on the sharer

Haven’t read it, but David Shields’ THE THING ABOUT LIFE IS ONE DAY YOU’LL BE DEAD is probably my favorite title ever. http://t.co/3uW2fHod

Then again, it might be: AN ARTIST IS HIS OWN FAULT: http://t.co/8T0awphJ

@impribable true! PS. Do you still live in Boston?

Being hated by certain people is a badge of honor.

January 25, 2013

My marketing strategy for the next book consists solely of animated GIFs on Tumblr.

“Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.” —Tony Montana

“Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.” —Tony Montana

@jndevereux @wendymac awesome!

@jndevereux @wendymac awesome!

The Dave Grohl WTF interview with @marcmaron is so good. Really want to see his documentary. http://t.co/8T794o46

The Dave Grohl WTF interview with @marcmaron is so good. Really want to see his documentary. http://t.co/8T794o46

RT @TheOnion: “Business is a type of art, after all. And I consider myself an artist, in that sense.” – Creative executive http://t.co/N

RT @TheOnion: “Business is a type of art, after all. And I consider myself an artist, in that sense.” – Creative executive http://t.co/N

RT @Mike_FTW: Good news, jerks! You can read my stories and buy my paintings online again. (A big thank you to @H_FJ for fonts!) http:/ …

RT @Mike_FTW: Good news, jerks! You can read my stories and buy my paintings online again. (A big thank you to @H_FJ for fonts!) http:/ …

“You were such a super lady…and I’ve been so lonely!” #fargo

“You were such a super lady…and I’ve been so lonely!” #fargo

@berkun I think I’ll just use my imagination 😉

@berkun I think I’ll just use my imagination 😉

“Heck, Norm, you know we’re doing pretty good.” #fargo

“Heck, Norm, you know we’re doing pretty good.” #fargo

I have a feeling Norm Gunderson and I have about the same daily routine. (Minus the ice fishing.) #fargo

I have a feeling Norm Gunderson and I have about the same daily routine. (Minus the ice fishing.) #fargo

January 26, 2013

3 months! http://t.co/rdWfEsU5

@SynthXndrHarris thanks man!

RT @brainpicker: Brilliant! @wendymac and @austinkleon improve upon Emerson to deliver a beautiful definition of what art is http://t.co

@jamesfflynn thanks! I downloaded a trial of final cut pro to see if I could handle it

RT @aworkinglibrary: “We no longer record the evolution of our intellectual creations.” http://t.co/XyiDLiFd #contentsbc

@twliterary or, make poems out of it 😀

RT @notrobwalker: “For Comedians, the Podcast Changes Everything.” Very good @Studio360show segment http://t.co/wH6VxPIh

Saturday http://t.co/APDutCIz

RT @jasonfried: Great response from OXO after being called out by Quirky, a competitor who accused OXO of ripping their design off: http …

Cut and pasted my book trailer together in Quicktime 7. Wanted to make a clip reel of baby videos and downloaded Final Cut Pro. #priorities

January 28, 2013

I like this guy. http://t.co/E9OB7DLg

Something I wish I could tell my younger self: you already have a dad. Don’t go looking for replacements.

Big brothers, on the other hand, the ones with the cool books and great records? You can use all of them you can get.

RT @TheAVClub: My Bloody Valentine’s new record might be out in “two to three days” http://t.co/VDgSGJ5J

@Tumblr new dashboard is neat, but every time I go to edit a post with Markdown my > s for block quotes get turned to > s — maddening

This Dave Grohl quote about not having guilty pleasures has almost 18,000 notes on Tumblr. http://t.co/MW0EV57j

@copyblogger when Owen was first born, two things would quiet him: the vacuum cleaner or “only shallow”

@xl_design no one said it was “groundbreaking logic”

RT @christianbok: “The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.”—Jean Cocteau

@xl_design correlation b/w profundity & that which strikes a chord is tricky. Hope your day gets better 🙂

January 29, 2013

happy subscriber here RT @Rdio: now offering up to 6 months of free music for new listeners. Try Rdio free here: http://t.co/8UqT041e

Baby doodle: http://t.co/7pLULrsB

@dkhaskins Wilson Mizner. it’s in my book.

@MoSmithBSU “good, good…” http://t.co/pTwLCl34

@gapingvoid yeah I’ve liked everything I’ve read (only LUCKY JIM & EVERYDAY DRINKING)

@gapingvoid got it on my shelf!

Smart: @overheardpbs posts the audience Q&A of their tapings online before the episode airs: http://t.co/RHY3EXpJ (thx @bonitasarita)

Man, all of @DanielPink‘s books are so smartly done. THE ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY BUNKO is underrated: http://t.co/6eMDqWbO

RT @mattlinderman: “Start planning how to create your own destiny instead of allowing people who don’t like you to control your destiny. …

“You try so-oh-oh hard to be like the big boys…”
—Elvis Costello

http://t.co/mQbVXdoW

January 30, 2013

“The family’s principal entertainment…was for everyone to recount their dreams.” http://t.co/l6hmQGOw

“The sin of television… proved irresistible to them.” http://t.co/l6hmQGOw

Today I discovered our stairway is free of clutter & the sunniest spot in the house.

An ideal thinking spot!

(Dog has known for years.)

RT @jkottke: “If you’re not eating dinner, you are the dinner.” — old Paleolithic business adage

RT @instructables: What is the most amazingly awesome DIY related book you read recently? How-tos or inspiration or whatever

RT @instructables: Here’s one: Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon http://t.co/NgPVu9wU

“Nancy was, in fact, a mini-algebra equation masquerading as a comic strip.”
-HOW TO READ NANCY [PDF]

http://t.co/yXEbihdX

@dan_roam I’m reading the @fantagraphics reprints — they’re great

RT @unsuckit: Stealth Mode – Being secretive in order to build hype, while concealing a near total lack of worthwhile ideas.

http://t.c …

Listening to “I Got Stoned And I Missed It” by Shel Silverstein on @Rdio: http://t.co/bQrADptO

February 1, 2013

@brandenbarnett what’s weird is when you realize you’re the one he’ll steal from the most 🙂

“Have you any dreams you’d like to sell?” Listening to Dreams (Take 2) by Fleetwood Mac on @Rdio: http://t.co/glE8RF7F

@fluxistrad are you listening to the RUMOURS deluxe edition yet? i love the outtakes

@mikelafloyd @shivvy @fluxistrad yeah, i’m listening on @rdio!

@KatCaverly @gapingvoid here’s Eno with the explanation: http://t.co/BbtW1ZTc

@KatCaverly @gapingvoid also: Jonathan Lethem: http://t.co/XX0XyGMm

@KatCaverly um, okay. I believe you @ replied me… @gapingvoid

@RyanBarton depends on the size of her dowry

RT @Mike_FTW: A few years ago @jenbee sat in my kitchen explaining an idea for bringing affordable art to people. Then she did it.

NEV …

#dailyobit “I’m the sort of person who will never get ulcers… I’m the sort… who might give other people ulcers.” http://t.co/rQoW20m5

February 2, 2013

RT @jkottke: Reminder: it’s Groundhog Day’s 20th anniversary and we’re liveblogging it tonight at 8pm EST http://t.co/bQc5FZDx

75 degrees out. 1/2 price footlongs at Sonic. Hell yeah, Groundhog Saturday!

@jndevereux ooh! I want in

RT @GernotWagner: Wife’s high praise for @AustinKleon‘s http://t.co/15vnRtHb : “Best one-poop read ever.”

@GernotWagner I’ll take that.

@GernotWagner http://t.co/DZJFj0S0

RT @AustinChronicle: New Sincerity returns with the Reivers show @TheNorthDoor tonight http://t.co/CWefb1ms

@gapingvoid john’s a really good guy. worked with him for 3 years at the law school

RT @largeheartedboy: New My Bloody Valentine album to be released tonight #music http://t.co/jPXlVQqB

#dailyobit RIP Andre Cassagnes, inventor of the Etch A Sketch: http://t.co/Edt8NZTb

February 3, 2013

No tell Ro★Tel™

@mattthomas retirement has not been kind to max cherry 🙁 http://t.co/rgAVov8i

@mattthomas is it just me, or is this movie terrible? (50 minutes in)

@mattthomas I’m baffled that it got such decent reviews

@ayjay February is the best here: http://t.co/SPi55g90

@mattthomas meg goes, “man the actress playing the wife made some easy money” #sosensitive

@mattthomas “hey, everybody — we’re all gonna get lei-ed!”

@mattthomas they should’ve just edited it down to establishing shots of Cloonet walking around and sold it to the Hawaiian travel bureau

@mattthomas think its funny that they tried to make Clooney look terrible and you’re still like, “yeah, he still looks better than everyone”

@drmabuse LOL

February 4, 2013

@beloit08 no, but I’m aware of the game!

@impribable i need to make Montaigne Is My Homeboy t-shirts cc: @jndevereux

@twliterary @kellymcgonigal https://t.co/cSgOOT01 (derik’s awesome)

@jamesfflynn believe it or not, I’ve sort of enjoyed Indy 4 the few times I’ve caught it on cable…

@SunniBrown do you have a meditation coach in town? I just started

@SunniBrown awesome. I’d like to read it. Re: the baby: oh, all sort of challenges, but the meditation is something I wanted to do before

@SunniBrown mainly, just to combat the noise of being online, train myself not to reach for the phone, etc.

@SunniBrown thanks!

Dear Old-So-And-So,

I hope your were as drunk writing that email as I was when I read it.

Sincerely,

Austin

Montaigne is my homeboy: http://t.co/MZ3CET1w

February 6, 2013

“Success isn’t always instantaneous, and the antics don’t really have anything to do with it.” http://t.co/H8Bj8Ezq (via @DanielPink)

Just lost another post because of the stupid new @Tumblr dashboard. Hooray!

Man, I really love @andidezso‘s work: http://t.co/6kEySwxL

RT @Drake: I never tweet what I’m doing cause it’d just be like “yooo who else is up eating granola and watching aubrey plaza interview …

RT @LorenzoPilia: Steal Like An Artist by @austinkleon is shown in the new @Readmill iPhone app tutorial. Great choice! http://t.co/VzUzkJtZ

These girls got the right idea: http://t.co/8nGFIGoM

.@meaghano the trouble is when you’re busy being a dad, you don’t necessarily want to read about being a dad? You’d rather read Nancy comics

Merry Clayton sang backup on the Stones’ “Gimme Shelter,” went home from the studio, and had a miscarriage. So sad: http://t.co/6p0SBVbM

@mhingston @meaghano no, that looks great though!

How to get a framed Newspaper Blackout print for less than $20: http://t.co/ciPFG7S5

February 7, 2013

RT @openculture: The Troggs Tapes: A “hilarious, 12-minute swearathon” that inspired Spinal Tap & SNL: http://t.co/sMKrePxC cc: @MJM

This Reg Presley (lead singer of The Troggs) obituary is way better than the one I posted earlier: http://t.co/f0DRrDdu #dailyobit

This Reg Presley (lead singer of The Troggs) obituary is way better than the one I posted earlier: http://t.co/f0DRrDdu #dailyobit

Renaming my book “Charlie” just so I can scream this at her: http://t.co/AYm4KnMD

Renaming my book “Charlie” just so I can scream this at her: http://t.co/AYm4KnMD

@brandenbarnett awesome! congratulations 🙂

@brandenbarnett awesome! congratulations 🙂

@brandenbarnett it gets worse and then it gets better. 1st month is just survival mode — get sleep whenever you can. Good luck! 🙂

@brandenbarnett it gets worse and then it gets better. 1st month is just survival mode — get sleep whenever you can. Good luck! 🙂

@mattthomas he’s more like a sullen older brother

@mattthomas he’s more like a sullen older brother

@milokleon what are you gonna do, drag your ass on the carpet again?

@milokleon what are you gonna do, drag your ass on the carpet again?

@torrez congrats!!

@torrez congrats!!

RT @unsuckit: Personal Brand: Hairstyle and choice of coffee. Reputation.

http://t.co/pLoo3rOm

RT @unsuckit: Personal Brand: Hairstyle and choice of coffee. Reputation.

http://t.co/pLoo3rOm

RT @oblique: Do the washing up

RT @oblique: Do the washing up

February 8, 2013

I tend to mimic the people I’m around, so being home w/ a newborn & marathoning Curb Your Enthusiasm makes going out in public a challenge.

“Why can’t you see / that a life in the arts / and a life of mimicry / is the same thing?”
—Destroyer, “Looter’s Follies”

RT @parisreview: “You find the book in the process of doing it. That’s the adventure of the job.” —Paul Auster http://t.co/ImaDIQzv

“Let the feedback change you.”
-@frauenfelder on what he’s learned blogging @BoingBoing http://t.co/YKdr7pTv (via @DanielPink)

RT @brainpicker: Lessons From My Mother – lovely embroideries by @andidezso http://t.co/UnTa9Kh9 Great find, @austinkleon

“They said I couldn’t do it…that I was nasty, and nasty boys don’t mean a thing…” This @beatonna comic killed me: http://t.co/9i4GRrWd

“Don’t waste your money, don’t terrify your child!” 1-star Amazon reviews of an “evil” toy penguin: http://t.co/2CG7FDGb (thx @megzo)

Had a good writing day: http://t.co/qq2lBdy8 #ghostbusters

@MinaAnnLee you bet I did! (although, now I’m interested in what bits reminded you of Steal…) https://t.co/OTFijwj0

@oh_steph crap, I missed your birthday! Hope it was a good one 🙂

February 9, 2013

“You can’t leave your house.”
—Larry David, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

Wife said she liked dinner. I replied, “I’ve merely made a salad of other men’s lettuce.”

Crazy image that came to me while meditating earlier today: http://t.co/TfBFY5q4

Another image from meditation today: http://t.co/ikXdd4Sp

King Henry on night watch: http://t.co/8rNhJttl

February 10, 2013

“Imaginationism, the belief that abnormal children come from mothers who indulged in perverse thoughts…” http://t.co/oColr5WW

“When you eliminate the genes for shortness and baldness and anxiety, you eliminate the possibility of Woody Allen.” http://t.co/oColr5WW

@hawkt @Andrew_Solomon yeah it looks really good!

Don’t listen to parents who tell you how little you’ll do post-baby. Look to parents like @mountain_goats instead: http://t.co/WLjKOoZ9

RT @jezburrows: Kentucky Route Zero is remarkable. Point and click adventure fans, investigate immediately: http://t.co/8sjn1cEH /via @w

February 11, 2013

RT @LaughingSquid: Twitter Feed for “Florida Man” Posts Real Headlines About the World’s Worst Superhero http://t.co/Et1Q8bwF

RT @jasonsantamaria: We’re making a new way for writers and editors to collaborate. It’s called Editorially: http://t.co/wlDNfjrs

RT @EdwardTufte: Fascinating: Tony Schwartz on working better, and less “Relax! You’ll Be More Productive” http://t.co/W5reA4fJ #UX #da

“Pirates made off with Mr. Savory’s gold — and his wife.” http://t.co/1rzLpEyu

@ChipleyDesign right on! 🙂

“I respect craftsmen, but I am not interested in becoming one.”
—John Lennon

http://t.co/K5K8vbTM

@juniper_gal thanks! just messing around 🙂

@oh_steph yes! like when Charlie gets the chocolate factory and then he has to manage all those fucking Oompa Loompas

@SunniBrown awesome, thanks!

“Books showing men how to succeed in everything… written by men who cannot even succeed in writing books.” http://t.co/27n5HVTc

February 12, 2013

@inthefade as if enjoying your own tastes isn’t a natural default

@inthefade yes! i remember that piece now. i feel like this also ties in with the bullshit concept of “authenticity”

@inthefade you might dig this book on the topic: http://t.co/neIw4Gua (my favorite chapter is the one on billy joel vs. neil young)

@inthefade that book isn’t perfect, but I enjoyed a lot of it

New flipout suggested by @brandwriter http://t.co/zhZilTl1

Word golf: http://t.co/O0iRKGkn

RT @hawk “agencies, for the most part, don’t know how to be helpful.” http://t.co/Wlwxv4wz // cf. @ftrain http://t.co/1huthWHe

“The trick is to make yourself first useful and then necessary.” —Charles Portis

RT @twliterary: STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST is a global phenomenon… Congrats @austinkleon @WorkmanPub @BRUCETRACY http://t.co/lim0wfaU

@Khunnie0624 thank you! I believe Joongang Books has the rights — I will check on the publication date

February 14, 2013

RT @blakebutler: my brain feels like it’s trying to learn knitting w/o using the rest of my body

The real sunrise looks like shit, so here’s a detail from a Rothko I saw yesterday: http://t.co/eMS9wwsJ

Yesterday Eric Booth introduced me to the term “teaching artist”: http://t.co/R39uqdYC

“Who the hell is up at this hour?” thought the man who is up at this hour.

@AustinBloggy yay! 😀

@kerbeylanecafe @AustinBloggy now I want pancakes — who says there’s no ROI in social media???

@joe_hill I’m unreasonably excited about the cool ranch announcement

Read a book and thought, “Shit, half of this is stuff I was going to talk about in *my* book.” Then remembered the title of my last book.