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"Left: Prime Minister's office readout of Trudeau's phone call with Trump

Right: White House readout of the very same call

Um…"

...

"It was a very amicable call."
conversation  government  america  canada  president  prime_minister  politician  justin_trudeau  donald_trump  screengrab  letter  news  2017  2010s  white_house  phone  image  comparison  from twitter_favs
april 2017 by cluebucket
Craig Hodges: 'Jordan didn't speak out because he didn't know what to say' | Sport | The Guardian
a.k.a. don't be like mike

"In October 1991, the Bulls were invited to the White House to meet President Bush.
The assault on King remained fresh on his mind, as did the US bombing of Iraq that January, and so Hodges wrote an impassioned eight-page letter to the president - on behalf of 'most specifically, the African Americans who are not able to come to this great edifice and meet the leader of the nation in which they live.'

"[Hodges] wore a dashiki and George W, the president's son and a future occupant of the Oval Office, spoke slowly as if Hodges might not understand English. 'Where are you from?'

"'Chicago Heights, Illinois,' Hodges answered, amused at the way in which W's excitement at meeting the famous Bulls, which had him 'bouncing around like a kid' at his father's workplace, had disappeared into startled incomprehension."
donald_mcrae  craig_hodges  chicago  basketball  nba  athlete  interview  book  2017  2010s  protest  america  1990s  rodney_king  phil_jackson  george_w_bush  letter  george_h_w_bush  politics  iraq  colin_kaepernick 
april 2017 by cluebucket
FutureMe.org: Write a Letter to the Future
for some reason Megadeth "Sweating Bullets" comes to mind...
"Hello me, meet the real me
And my misfit's way of life
A dark black past is my
Most valued possession
Hindsight is always 20-20
But looking back it's still a bit fuzzy
Speak of mutually assured destruction?
Nice story, tell it to Reader's Digest!"

but this looks fun too
writing  letter  mail  time  future  futureme.org  diary  communication  time_travel  time_capsule  tool  fun  reflection 
january 2017 by cluebucket
Letters of Note: I can't look you in the voice
"NEVER HAVE SO WANTED ANYTHING TO BE GOOD AND ALL I HAVE IS A PILE OF PAPER COVERED WITH WRONG WORDS"
2011  2010s  dorothy_parker  poet  lettersofnote  letter  telegram  quote  writers_block  writing  pascal_covici  nyc  1945  1940s  1930s  1920s 
november 2015 by cluebucket
The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit | GQ
"One man had actually lived in the woods of Maine for twenty-seven years, in an unheated nylon tent."

the North Pond Hermit
hermit  camping  via:cosmic  maine  gq.com  michael_finkel  forest  2013  2010s  christopher_knight  1986  1980s  burglary  haunted  mystery  jail  letter  isolation  loneliness  silence  breakdown  mental_health  aspergers 
november 2015 by cluebucket
xkcd: The Pace of Modern Life
"The cause of the ... increase in nervous disease is increased demand made by the conditions of modern life upon the brain." --1896

"Mr Long Walk" haha
xkcd  quote  1870s  1880s  1890s  1900s  1910s  19th_century  20th_century  letter  writing  mail  criticism  communication  pace  life  newspaper  travel  time  sensationalism  stimulation  mania  nervous  history  reading  imagination  op-ed  conversation  speed 
august 2013 by cluebucket
'Airmail' and 'Here and Now' Reviewed by Alice Gregory | New Republic
"Writing well, after all—with expressive honesty and inventive humor—to people you are not romantically pursuing is one of the most undervalued methods of improving daily life."
newrepublic  airmail  here_and_now  alice_gregory  book  review  writing  writer  correspondence  letter  epistolary  2013  2010s  2000s  1960s  james_joyce  paul_auster  j.m._coetzee  poet  robert_bly  tomas_transtromer  translation  language 
june 2013 by cluebucket
Nick Cave's Love Song Lecture - Everything2.com
"Looking back at these twenty years a certain clarity prevails. Midst the madness and the mayhem, it would seem I have been banging on one particular drum.
...
"Within the world of modern pop music, a world that deals ostensibly with the Love Song, but in actuality does little more that hurl dollops of warm, custard-coloured baby-vomit down the air waves, true sorrow is not welcome. But occasionally a song comes along that hides behind its disposable, plastic beat a love lyric of truly devastating proportions."
nick_cave  everything2.com  lecture  love  song  musician  transcript  1999  1990s  poetry  lyrics  loss  writing  life  language  w.h._auden  federico_garcía_lorca  suadade  trauma  creativity  death  duende  grief  humanity  bible  god  music  letter  literature  emotion 
january 2013 by cluebucket
The River | The Hairpin
"I don’t remember if I wrote that I had a boyfriend, or if I said my dad was rich, or what other lies I may have told. I do remember loving how I controlled the story of my life. My pen pals had no way of knowing that all of my pants were too short and my glasses too thick and I liked to stay indoors at recess and just read, because if I went outside the other kids threw kickballs at my head. They only knew what I told them: I ate bacon for breakfast, my favorite color was green, I got a Paula Abdul tape for Easter. I just told a few good details and left the rest unsaid, the way you reply when you’ve been on a disappointing vacation but don’t want to seem ungrateful when someone asks you about it."
ann_friedman  iowa  america  river  penpal  mail  correspondence  letter  thehairpin  2012  2010s  writing  childhood  internet  21st_century 
september 2012 by cluebucket
Letters of Note: I shall always be with you
"Go through the world with open eyes, and listen not only to your own pains and interests, but also to the pains, interests and longings of others. Don't ever think of anything as none of your business. No, everything must interest you, and you should reflect about everything, compare, compose individual phenomena."
letter  lettersofnote  communism  socialism  life  war  politics  1950  1950s  execution  1940s  treason  milada_horáková  death  daughter  parenting  lesson  advice  czech  20th_century 
september 2012 by cluebucket
Letters of Note: Shall we go together & look for her?
"To relate, I must see: Cinema relates with the camera, but I am certain, I feel, that with you near me, I could give life to a human creature who, following hard and bitter experiences, finds peace at last and complete freedom from all selfishness. That being the only true happiness which has ever been conceded to mankind, making life more simple and nearer to creation"
1948  1940s  ingrid_bergman  roberto_rossellini  letter  telegram  lettersofnote  affair  love  film  director  actress  stromboli  synopsis  idea  writing  fan  admiration  italy  fascism  passion  language  enthusiasm  life  quote  20th_century 
august 2012 by cluebucket
International maritime signal flags - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"I am on fire and have dangerous cargo on board: keep well clear of me.", or "I am leaking dangerous cargo."
alphabet  flag  maritime  reference  code  emergency  ship  vessel  wikipedia  letter  message  signal  image  communication 
march 2012 by cluebucket
Letters of Note: E. B. White on the Free Press
"I don't want IBM or the National Rifle Association providing me with a funded spectacular when I open my paper. I want to read what the editor and the publisher have managed to dig up on their own—and paid for out of the till."
1975  1970s  e._b._white  magazine  writer  letter  lettersofnote  harrison_salisbury  esquire  xerox  sponsorship  w._b._jones  corporation  advertising  print  newspaper  democracy  press  freedom  20th_century 
march 2012 by cluebucket
Wise Letters: How to Go On With a Letter
"Charles Dodgson—AKA Lewis Carroll—gives us advice about writing letters that may be satirical but also might not be."
dear old timer,
lewis_carroll  advice  writing  letter  guide  mail  correspondence  hoboes  1870s  1880s  1890s  how_to 
october 2011 by cluebucket

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