Critical Linking: July 20, 2013

Youd is rewriting Charles Bukowski‘s most famous work, Post Office. In fact, he’ll be writing the entire book on a typewriter, using a single piece of paper. Essentially, he’s going to type to the bottom of the page, and then reinsert the page back into the typewriter over and over again.

This article manages to use the word “vagina” a surprising number of times, considering what it’s about.


The Kmart store, though an unconventional choice, seemed a natural fit to library officials. Up until 2009, when its budget was cut in half, the library had operated a computing center in a strip mall across the street.

It’s nice to see those retail spaces used for something other than nail salons, credit unions, or arcades.


“Obviously, we were first concerned with anyone who might be hurt by anything we were associated with,” Orci said. “But we’ve decided to use the attention to … completely and unequivocally support Lionsgate and Summit’s statement in defense of LGBT rights.”

Good on you, Orci, Lionsgate, and Summit.


Titled “Offences Tending to Corrupt Morals”, Section 163 also makes it an offence to sell or advertise abortion methods, “exhibit a disgusting object” or publish information about restoring sexual virility. In other words, it’s one of those loony old laws that few people remember or obey, and which police never enforce.

Almost never, that is.

In 1949, a couple of kids murdered someone. They were comic book readers. Ergo, comics made them killers.  Obviously.


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