Category: Non Sequiturs

This category includes posts on music, clothing, things to read, movies to see, and other things that don’t yet merit their own category. “Non Sequiturs” may also contain reviews and random fun and/or notable) things that don’t belong anywhere else.

Sam Barsky - Colorknit

He Makes Sweaters of Places Then Takes Photos of Himself Wearing the Sweaters at the Places That Inspired Them

This is one of the more delightful things I’ve seen on the Internet in a while.

I found Sam Barsky, aka Colorknit, via a link on imgur. His dedication to and enthusiasm for his craft is exactly the kind of inspiration I need for coming the year.

See more of Sam’s creations, from desert highways and waterfalls to the Golden Gate Bridge and Manhattan skyline, by clicking on the links above.

 

My Son, The Prince Of Fashion

You are born into a family and those are your people, and they know you and they love you and if you are lucky they even, on occasion, manage to understand you. And that ought to be enough. But it is never enough. Abe had not been dressing up, styling himself, for all these years because he was trying to prove how different he was from everyone else. He did it in the hope of attracting the attention of somebody else—somewhere, someday—who was the same. He was not flying his freak flag; he was sending up a flare, hoping for rescue, for company in the solitude of his passion.

“You were with your people. You found them,” I said.

He nodded.

“That’s good,” I said. “You’re early.”

via GQ | h/t Andrew Schreck

You Can Get More Done Being Anonymous…

“You can get more done being anonymous. I know how people can get famous, but they have to want to do that … It has to tickle the G-spot of their minds, because being anonymous is so much more powerful. You can get so much more done if you’re not worried about fame and fortune. You can get a lot done.”

via Paris Review – Amusing Myself: An Interview with Bob Neuwirth, Gary Lippman.

Dog Day Documentary

Dog Day Afternoon is one of the coolest, rawest films I’ve ever seen. In it, Al Pacino gives such a heartfelt performance as John Wojtowicz, the man who masterminded – and botched – the robbery of a Brooklyn bank in August 1972. Now there’s a documentary about the life of Wojtowicz called “The Dog” and it looks just as wild as you can imagine.

Little Libraries

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Does your community have a Little Free Library yet? These have been sprouting up around my county lately and I am really impressed with the concept. Take a book, add a book. It feels like finding lost treasure.

The first LFL I saw was focused on children’s books, which was excellent because I was at the park with my sons, who were more than happy to sit on a bench and tuck into a new tale. The box I found today had Arundhati Roy, Ann Patchett, Jeffrey Eugenides and, well, a biography of Tony Hawk. I didn’t expect every book to be for me. But I was pleased to see so many that did appeal.

Nice work, neighborhood. Nice work, Little Free Library.

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