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8.2.13 … Bookish TV Characters: Rory Gilmore and Lisa Simpson … a very generous JK Rowling … pressure cookers, backpacks, quinoa, true story, wow … top 20 paintings @the Guggenheim, New York … rethinking Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign slaps … and finally Blender Gazpacho …

13 Bookish TV Characters, Rory Gilmore,  Lisa Simpson, lists: I love Rory’s 339  books.  But i found the fact that Lisa references neil Gaiman even more fun.    🙂

We know you may not associate reading with TV, but after we came across this Rory Gimore (of “Gilmore Girls”) reading list challenge, we couldn’t help but doing so. Rory was seen reading a whopping 339 books on the series.

via 13 Bookish TV Characters (VIDEO).

Lisa Simpson

Lisa Simpson is a total book nerd. She even gets to talk to Neil Gaiman in “The Simpsons” episode “The Book Job.”

via 13 Bookish TV Characters (VIDEO).

JK Rowling, identity case,  legal settlements:  Seems very generous on Ms.  Rowling’s part.

But the law firm Russells, which has done work for Rowling, acknowledged that one of its partners had let the information slip to his wife’s best friend, who tweeted it to a Sunday Times columnist.

Rowling sued the lawyer and the friend. Her attorney, Jenny Afia, told Britain’s High Court on Wednesday that Rowling had been left “angry and distressed that her confidences had been betrayed.”

“As a reflection of their regret for breach of the claimant’s confidence, including frustrating the claimant’s ability to continue to write anonymously under the name Robert Galbraith, the defendants are here today to apologize publicly to the claimant,” Afia said.

�Russells agreed to reimburse Rowling’s legal costs and to make a “substantial” donation to The Soldiers’ Charity, which helps former military personnel and their families.

Rowling also said she was donating all royalties from the book for the next three years to the charity.

via JK Rowling Identity Case Settled Outside Of Court.

pressure cookers, backpacks, quinoa, true story, wow:

It was a confluence of magnificent proportions that led six agents from the joint terrorism task force to knock on my door Wednesday morning. Little did we know our seemingly innocent, if curious to a fault, Googling of certain things was creating a perfect storm of terrorism profiling. Because somewhere out there, someone was watching. Someone whose job it is to piece together the things people do on the internet raised the red flag when they saw our search history.

via pressure cookers, backpacks and quinoa, oh my! — writing out loud — Medium.

lists,  top 20 paintings,  the Guggenheim, New York:  I have never been to the Guggenheim.  Now I will have a must see list in hand.

The top 20 paintings at the Guggenheim in New York

TONY delves into the museum’s collection to pick the top 20 works from its enviable holdings of Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism.

via The top 20 paintings at the Guggenheim in New York.

Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign slaps,  President Obama,  POLITICO.com:  I have wondered what she thinks …

But some of Clinton’s most memorable ‘08 shots at Obama have had resonance far beyond the short shelf life of the standard campaign hit parade: her mockery of his vow to transform Washington in his own image, her cry of “elitism” and her skepticism about his managerial chops echo today in the form of GOP attacks and the lingering doubts of some in his own party.

Clinton’s campaign attacks on Obama may have been an exaggerated version of reality, but in retrospect they were illuminating, in the way a hand grenade provides a flash of light before going boom.

Former Clinton staffers didn’t want to be within a mile of this story. (“I’m hanging up now,” said one top ’08 campaign aide cheerfully before the line went dead.) But several more intrepid ex-aides pointed to one quote in particular: a Clinton broadside delivered in Toledo, Ohio, on Feb. 24, 2008, that represented her most stinging attack on Obama’s core hope-and-change message.

via Hillary Clinton’s 2008 slaps still sting President Obama – Glenn Thrush – POLITICO.com.

Blender Gazpacho,  NYTimes.com:  Made some gazpacho last week … this recipe yields a soup that is way too orange.

In a classic gazpacho all of these vegetables except the tomatoes are cut into fine dice and served as accompaniments to the puréed tomato base. In this version, I blend everything together into what is essentially a tangy, pungent vegetable smoothie. You can serve this in glasses or in bowls. I like the tarragon garnish.

via Blender Gazpacho With Celery, Carrot, Cucumber and Red Pepper – NYTimes.com.


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