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26 July 2012

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Links

  1. Dissent Magazine - Online Features - The White Negro (Fall, 1957) -

    Norman Mailer’s essay on the hipster. Which I’ve only read through Adam Curtis, so I should probably read the actual thing.

  2. The Entrepreneurial Generation - NYTimes.com

    This is good - this generation’s “thing” is starting small businesses. “Our culture hero is not the artist or reformer, not the saint or scientist, but the entrepreneur.” Although it falls apart a bit when suggesting hipsters have only been around for 15 years. (via Waxy)

Tweets

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    Newsnight: The Olympic torch is "like a flaming brandy snap of hope."

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    London being mostly brilliant. (If you don't have to travel.)

    Westminster, England, United Kingdom

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    Thames. Dusk. All the buildings. Waterloo Bridge. Big wheel. Breeze. Tourists. A ship on a roof. Clear sky. Fairground. Moon. Helicopters.

    Westminster, England, United Kingdom

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    “EVEN BIG BEN IS RINGING OUTSIDE HIS SCHEDULE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1952!”

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    @matlock Inevitable question, but… is @chrislunch a detective from Doncaster?

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    @benhammersley When I’m retired and have nothing to do (ha!) I want to just loiter around town just giving people directions.

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    .@infovore is also my new jam. I’m going to make an artisinal @tomtaylor and @infovore preserve.

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    @mildlydiverting ((( Kim )))

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    .@tomtaylor is my new jam. ♫

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    @infovore Surely, these days, ⌥-j would be the better band name?

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    @revdancatt They should have pay-for streaming of the morning conference. Maybe delayed so they can bleep out any libellous etc bits :)

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    Torch glimpsed. So much joy and so much fury compressed into such a brief moment. I almost exploded in a shower of contradictions.

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    @suegyford By Museum of London. Done now. Good job I didn't blink :)

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    Samsung, Coca Cola and Lloyds TSB make me want to kill.

    City of London, England, United Kingdom

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    Waiting for the torch. Crowds. Sun. Smiles.

    City of London, England, United Kingdom

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    CMS nightmares.

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  • BenGBarker’s avatar

    @philgyford You can't be the only one, earlier on I saw a bloke chasing some of their vehicles with a flaming torch.