Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friday's Link-Oh-Pheasant-Rama

Pheasant season opens tomorrow in South Dakota. It's kind of a big deal.

** Hemingway hung out here, ya know.
 Hemingway’s trip looked like a vacation, but looks can be deceiving. “He said he had just ‘put his Morgan novel to bed’ in Wyoming, and that he’d handwritten 50,000 words…working like a bastard,” said Larsen. (The novel was later published as To Have and To Have Not.) Even though he wasn’t busy with any particular project in South Dakota, Hemingway never stopped accumulating the images and ideas that were his stock in trade. He took an interest in every detail of the prairie environment, “land contour, flowers, plants…things most people take for granted,” said Larsen. After evening meals he would sit in a corner and scribble notes on this he wanted to remember.”
 ** The sad story of Victor Page.
When leaving Georgetown for the NBA after two seasons didn’t work out, Page played 157 games for the Continental Basketball Association’s Sioux Falls Skyforce through 2002 and, once, chased an opponent around the court with a broom. But trouble of every variety has been Page’s companion since he starred at McKinley Tech High School, from the laundry list of charges covering everything from cocaine to theft to the unlawful use of a livestock vehicle to the gunshot two days before Thanksgiving in 2003 that took his right eye.
** Minnesota writers among finalists for National Book Awards.

** This sounds important. How Not to Die: 20 Survival Tips You Must Know
Some accidental deaths are unavoidable - wrong place, wrong time. But most aren't. Staying alive requires recognizing danger, feeling fear, and reacting. Here's what you need to know to survive bear attacks, chainsaw accidents, and even vengeful vending machines.
** Night owl? Party til the sun comes up with Prince.

** New book coming out next spring for this week's person I wish would just go away.
 “He was a douche, an unfriendly narcissist,” another building worker said. “I hate the guy. He thought he was God.”

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