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2 Responses to "Book News for Monday, February 20, 2006"
House of Black
February 20, 2006 at 02:09 PM
Hey, don't forget about Jack Black's awesome ability to ROCK! Not only that, but He and K.G. have another movie coming out:
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
. Are you ready to get up at the crack of Noon? I didn't think so....
February 20, 2006 at 01:02 PM
The essay appears in the anniversary double issue (Feb 13&20). Honestly, I was reading passages out loud at lunch yesterday, and the person across my table asked to hear more. (Better than engaging me in an actual conversation, one might argue.) This is a perfect subject for Orlean: seemingly ordinary people dedicated to a little-known, really weird pursuit. One sample sentence: "You can buy a racing pigeon for a hundred dollars, or you can spend thirty thousand dollars or more for birds from champion racing stock." Did you know that the American Racing Pigeon Union oversees two racing seasons each year? Did you know such a thing as the American Racing Pigeon Union existed? "We are close to having the Boy Scouts recognize pigeon racing as a merit badge," the union's president boasts. Great stuff.
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