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Actor Lance Henriksen: Wow

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Lance Henriksen’s ‘oddball’ film picks speak to his creative nature

Henriksen hit the road permanently at age 12.

“I hated school,” said the gregarious character actor, now 75. “I never went to high school.”

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For the first three decades of his life, Henriksen didn’t bother to learn to read. In fact, he learned his part in an off-Broadway production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Three Plays of the Sea” when he was 30 by having a friend read the entire piece on tape for him.

Henriksen not only learned how to read but also became a writer. In 2011, he published his autobiography, “Not Bad for a Human,” and his five-part Dark Horse horror comic book series “To Hell You Ride,” which he wrote with Joseph Maddrey, came out in 2012 and ’13.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Now there’s someone who should be doing TV ads for literacy and public libraries.

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Test Post From Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Via S-Pen

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Click = big

The stylus is also handy in getting the pointer in the right place inside text.

It’s no damn good on selecting text online, though. I bet the iPad Pro with stylus will do that correctly. Dammit.

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Xiaomi Hires Qualcomm China President

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Guest Post No. 24: Arjun Basu Crosses Canada; Finds The Smiths

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Now-writer Arjun Basu’s life was changed by The Smiths. A must-read.

Originally posted on one45everyday:

Arjun Basu is the author, most recently, of the much-loved novel “Waiting for the Man.” In 2008, he published “Squishy,” a collection of short stories that was shortlisted for the ReLit Prize. His stories have been published in many literary journals, including Matrixand Joyland. He also writes 140-character short stories he calls Twisters on Twitter (@ArjunBasu), which have won him a Shorty Award, lots of press, and a worldwide following. Arjun lives in Montreal with his wife, son, and dog.

We’d watched the Habs defeat the Flames for the Stanley Cup at a Husky station just outside of Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Looking back at that time, I don’t know quite what made us leave Montreal during the finals, but we did, four of us, packed into an overpacked Toyota Tercel, making the summer pilgrimage to Banff, driving cross-country, our version of “On The Road.”

In 1986, we’d just graduated from CEGEP, one of those uniquely Quebec things, kind of…

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Are You OK, Lei Jun?

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Roarkville: Tiny Houses

Tiny House Village Update!

I was, at one point, using the term “co-housing for the antisocial” to describe my vision for the complex, but some folks didn’t get it.

I “get” it completely and have been saving a pair of quotes for months, waiting for an update on that project.

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Tim Cook China Visit Ends

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Bazookabird 1

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Um, no.

That’s Thunderbird 1.

Give Wolfram’s new toy a try.

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Library Of Congress Magazine: Free PDF!

Library of Congress Magazine

Library of Congress Magazine (LCM) is published bimonthly to tell the Library’s stories, to showcase its many talented staff, and to share and promote the use of the resources of the world’s largest library.

Go load up your tablet and read!

Previously here:

Free PDF Magazine: Tablet Horizons
Updated: PDFs For Free

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Toogles Is Back

Yay!

Previously here:

Toogles: Suspended, Not Dead
Toogles Is Dead?!
Recommended: Toogles

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