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Posted Jun 15, 2011 at FORGET ABOUT IT : ON THE MOVE AGAIN
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Posted Jun 14, 2011 at FORGET ABOUT IT -- THE ARCHIVES
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Posted Jun 14, 2011 at FORGET ABOUT IT : ON THE MOVE AGAIN
FORGET ABOUT IT: The First Al Zymer Senile Detective Mystery By Dick Adler Al Zymer sat at his desk in the Writers and Artists Building on Little Santa Monica. He slumped in his worn and greasy leather chair, sound asleep. A half-smoked 60 cent Dutch cigar had fallen from his... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2011 at FORGET ABOUT IT : ON THE MOVE AGAIN
FORGET ABOUT IT: INSTALLMENT 37 Chapter 76 -- Mischa Goss The minute I read the story in the New York Times, I knew it had something to with Manny La Mancha, and with all of us. "An Ardent Friend Forever; Then Came the Theft Charges," said the headline. "When his... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2011 at FORGET ABOUT IT : ON THE MOVE AGAIN
What began as a book rescue mission has become a literary nightmare for a Pike Lake, Sask., woman, Charles Hamilton of CBC reports. Shaunna Raycraft took over a collection of 350,000 books when a neighbour threatened to burn them after her collector husband passed away. But now Raycraft and her own husband don't know what to do with all the books and are forced to contemplate burning some books themselves. Raycraft said she was amazed when she first set eyes on the massive collection kept by their neighbours on a nearby acreage. "There was a house floor-to-ceiling with books," said Raycraft. "He was the collector; she had tried to get someone to appraise the books but they wouldn't come out [to the rural setting]." "She didn't know how to deal with them so she started to burn them," Raycraft explained. But the Raycrafts are book lovers and couldn't stand the sight of them being destroyed. Some of the books appear to be old and quite rare. "There was a first edition copy of Black Beauty on the top pile and the bottom was all charred off [from being burned] but the top was just immaculate," she said. So Raycraft and her husband plunged in and took over the collection, bringing a small house onto their property to accommodate all the books. They piled box after box of books into the house. "We're talking 30 tonnes of books. The weight of the books is pulling the house apart." The books range from old textbooks to volumes of Shakespeare to 'How-To' manuals. Raycraft tried selling the books on eBay, and to collectors and used book stores, but no one wants the task of sorting through them. So now the Raycrafts have come to the end of the road with all the books. "We are kind of at a standstill," said Raycraft. "I work at two jobs. My husband is a full-time student. We have three kids and no time. And no money. And so we're at the point now where were looking at having to burn some of the books ourselves." Raycraft said the books need to be in a climate-controlled setting. And they need help and expertise sorting through them. Or just help disposing of them. "My goal is to get a sea container brought to the house. Most of the boxes are still unopened and unsorted. When you say to somebody,'I have 350,000 books,' it just goes over their head — they have no concept. It's very hard to take a box in and say, 'Here, sort through this and see what you want.'" Raycraft said she has no idea how much the entire collection is worth but is looking for suggestions as to what to do with it.
Man With Dead Weasel Accused of Assault By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 8, 2011 at 3:26 PM ET HOQUIAM, Wash. (AP) — Police say a man was carrying a dead weasel when he burst into an apartment and assaulted a man in Washington state. The victim asked, "Why are you carrying a weasel?" Police said the attacker answered, "It's not a weasel, it's a marten," then punched him in the nose and fled. The attacker was apparently looking for his girlfriend and had gone to her former boyfriend's apartment Monday where the victim was a guest. KXRO reports he left the carcass behind. Police later found the 33-year-old Hoquiam man arguing with his girlfriend at another location and arrested him after a fight. He said he had found the marten dead near Hoquiam, but police don't know why he carried it with him. A marten is a member of the weasel family.
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Posted Jun 7, 2011 at FORGET ABOUT IT : ON THE MOVE AGAIN
FORGET ABOUT IT: Installment 36 POSTED MONDAY, JUNE 6TH (To catch up, all the archives are now on their own site -- in order of appearance.) CHAPTER 74: Dana Dancer, Youda Best, Al Inc. I have a confession to make, and I just got Youda on her cellphone so I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at FORGET ABOUT IT : ON THE MOVE AGAIN
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Reblogged Jun 4, 2011 at FORGET ABOUT IT : ON THE MOVE AGAIN
Saturday, June 04, 2011 Literary Greatness Recognized From one of my favorite writers, William Grimes of The New York Times, comes a poignant and important obituary of novelist and psychoanalyst Hans Keilson. It begins: via forgetaboutit.typepad.com FORGET ABOUT IT: installment 35 POSTED MONDAY, MAY 30th (To catch up, all the... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 4, 2011 at FORGET ABOUT IT : ON THE MOVE AGAIN
Saturday, June 04, 2011 Literary Greatness Recognized From one of my favorite writers, William Grimes of The New York Times, comes a poignant and important obituary of novelist and psychoanalyst Hans Keilson. It begins: Hans Keilson, a German-born psychoanalyst who won literary fame at the very end of his long... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2011 at FORGET ABOUT IT : ON THE MOVE AGAIN
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