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pointless-letters:

And here was me thinking the Scots were supposed to be the ones canny with money…Moira could teach us all a thing or two!
(spotted and originally tweeted by Sophy Ridge over on Twitter, tweeted in the direction of Pointless Letters by Lydia Smith on Twitter and Stuart here on Tumblr - many thanks!)

I spent $20 on postage this morning. This is what I get for having all my relatives in Australia.

pointless-letters:

And here was me thinking the Scots were supposed to be the ones canny with money…Moira could teach us all a thing or two!

(spotted and originally tweeted by Sophy Ridge over on Twitter, tweeted in the direction of Pointless Letters by Lydia Smith on Twitter and Stuart here on Tumblr - many thanks!)

I spent $20 on postage this morning. This is what I get for having all my relatives in Australia.

rhiannonbrock:

“Putting down your phone doesn’t equal putting real work into empathy, just as not actively pursuing sex doesn’t equal granting women the status of complete human beings in your mind. Fetishizing “presence” by telling everyone to stop staring at their phones perpetuates the myth that simply being around other people automatically means you’re attuned or empathetic to them. As if it’s impossible to have a real, face-to-face conversation with someone and still fail to take in a single word they’re saying. As if it’s impossible to spend hours staring at Facebook and still be a good friend to your real friends later.”

— Emma Healy, ‘Disrupters, Disconnectionists, and Dicks’ (The Hairpin)

I also like this, from the next paragraph:

"The real work of “connecting” is still just in learning to live with ourselves, and others, and our faults, and not stop caring."

As a joke, Arthur Conan Doyle once sent five letters to five friends that read, “We are discovered, flee immediately”, to see what they would do. One of them disappeared and Conan Doyle never saw him again.

QI (E Series - Espionage)

it’s worth mentioning that those friends were people in high places in the government.

(via hicockalorum)

It’s also worth mentioning (from what I can tell) it is unclear if he actually did it, just talked about doing it, or was actually just relaying a story he’d heard elsewhere. The idea of the story pre-dates when Doyle supposedly did it.

[From “Miscellaneous,” The Boston Investigator, 23 August 1876; Pg. 5, Col. A.]

If the following is a joke, it is amusing; but if a fact, it brings to mind a passage of Scripture, — “The wicked flee when no man pursueth, but the righteous are as bold as a lion”: —

SUDDEN SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL. — There was no preaching in this town last Sunday, and all in consequence of a practical joke perpetrated by a lively young girl. The young girl, inspired by the world, the flesh, and a little devil mixed, sat down on Saturday evening and sent a note to each of the pastors. The missives were on tinted paper, and written nicely. They each contain these words: — “All is discovered — fly!” Nine of the preachers fled to St. Louis and three went West. There is a sensation in town larger than a man’s hand. — [Kansas City Times.]

(via chrisreblogs)

[From “Storyettes,” The Commercial Appeal [Memphis, Tennessee], 2 October 1897, Pg. 7, Col. C.]

Conan Doyle tells a story of a friend of his who had often been told that there is a skeleton in the cupboard of every household, no matter how respectable that household may be; and he determined to put his opinion to a practical test. Selecting for the subject of this experiment a venerable archdeacon of the church, against whom the most censorious critic had never breathed a word, he went to the nearest postoffice [sic] and dispatched this telegram to the reverend gentleman: “All is discovered! Fly at once!” The archdeacon disappeared and has never been heard of since.

quote sourced from an old forum thread.

alexwrekk:

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter giveaway!
Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture. With over 21,000 copies in print, this book is poised to break the quarter-hundred-thousand copy barrier at least BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!
In celebration of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution I’m having a giveaway! Here’s the deal.
There will be 3 winners!
Here’s what 3 lucky people will get:
1 copy of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY resource for zines and zine culture
1 Stolen Sharpie Revolution printed Sharpie marker (similar to the photo above)
1 red Stolen Sharpie Revolution t-shirt.
Stolen Sharpie Revolution stickers, button, postcard, and bookmark.
Most of that you can get for $50 reward level with the kickstarter so here’s what we are going to add for the tumblr giveaway:
1 Copy Scams - Copy & Destroy 10” record with zine and digital download code that includes the album plus a live recording from Leeds, UK. Copy Scams are an all zine themed pop-punk band with members from 3 different countries.
a bunch of the most recent issues of my zine, Brainscan: 29, 30, 31, and my 24 hour zine about traveling cheaply
$30 gift certificate to the Portland Button Works website, brick and mortar shop, or Etsy site! The gift certificate is good for zines, books, cards, button designs from our catalog or custom items from button to magnets to bottle openers.
probably some other stuff I have around here.
So, here’s what you gotta do:
Like and reblog this post
You don’t need to be following me or stolensharpierevolution, but it would be nice.
Have your ask box open
No giveaway blogs!
And for the love of everything good, please make, read, or be interested in zines. It would make me very annoyed to send all this good stuff to someone who just wanted to get something free, ok? So, let the zine kids have some fun.
THREE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE STOLEN SHARPIE REVOLUTION KICKSTARER MEETS IT’S $6,000 GOAL!
The kickstarter is scheduled to end on September 30th, but we project to reach our goal before then. The three winners will be contacted and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Q: Who is this giveaway open to? I don’t live in this US can I still enter?
A: Absolutely!
Q: I’ve backed or plan on backing your Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstater, why should I enter this contest?
A: By entering this contest you can get more cool stuff than with the kickstarter! Plus, you will have two copies of Stolen Sharpie Revolution so maybe you can trick a friend into starting their own zine. Also, you’ll be doing a little promo for me and I’d appreciate it.
Q: Why should I back the Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter if I can just reblog this post?
A: Are you going to leave this up to a random number generator? Really? Don’t you want to be on the first to get a copy of the new SSR? Otherwise you are just going to have to wait until November to get a copy.
Q: What’s a zine?
A: A zine is a physically printed and independently made publication. They can be about anything you would like: travel stories, photos, personal stories, fiction, political ideologies, music reviews, gardening tips, comics, and more! Not only are zines physically printed items, they are part of a whole community of people that celebrates the tangible written word.
Help fund this kickstarter by pre-ordering a book or, get yourself a fun reward.
G O O D   L U C K!


alexwrekk:

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter giveaway!
Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture. With over 21,000 copies in print, this book is poised to break the quarter-hundred-thousand copy barrier at least BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!
In celebration of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution I’m having a giveaway! Here’s the deal.
There will be 3 winners!
Here’s what 3 lucky people will get:
1 copy of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY resource for zines and zine culture
1 Stolen Sharpie Revolution printed Sharpie marker (similar to the photo above)
1 red Stolen Sharpie Revolution t-shirt.
Stolen Sharpie Revolution stickers, button, postcard, and bookmark.
Most of that you can get for $50 reward level with the kickstarter so here’s what we are going to add for the tumblr giveaway:
1 Copy Scams - Copy & Destroy 10” record with zine and digital download code that includes the album plus a live recording from Leeds, UK. Copy Scams are an all zine themed pop-punk band with members from 3 different countries.
a bunch of the most recent issues of my zine, Brainscan: 29, 30, 31, and my 24 hour zine about traveling cheaply
$30 gift certificate to the Portland Button Works website, brick and mortar shop, or Etsy site! The gift certificate is good for zines, books, cards, button designs from our catalog or custom items from button to magnets to bottle openers.
probably some other stuff I have around here.
So, here’s what you gotta do:
Like and reblog this post
You don’t need to be following me or stolensharpierevolution, but it would be nice.
Have your ask box open
No giveaway blogs!
And for the love of everything good, please make, read, or be interested in zines. It would make me very annoyed to send all this good stuff to someone who just wanted to get something free, ok? So, let the zine kids have some fun.
THREE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE STOLEN SHARPIE REVOLUTION KICKSTARER MEETS IT’S $6,000 GOAL!
The kickstarter is scheduled to end on September 30th, but we project to reach our goal before then. The three winners will be contacted and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Q: Who is this giveaway open to? I don’t live in this US can I still enter?
A: Absolutely!
Q: I’ve backed or plan on backing your Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstater, why should I enter this contest?
A: By entering this contest you can get more cool stuff than with the kickstarter! Plus, you will have two copies of Stolen Sharpie Revolution so maybe you can trick a friend into starting their own zine. Also, you’ll be doing a little promo for me and I’d appreciate it.
Q: Why should I back the Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter if I can just reblog this post?
A: Are you going to leave this up to a random number generator? Really? Don’t you want to be on the first to get a copy of the new SSR? Otherwise you are just going to have to wait until November to get a copy.
Q: What’s a zine?
A: A zine is a physically printed and independently made publication. They can be about anything you would like: travel stories, photos, personal stories, fiction, political ideologies, music reviews, gardening tips, comics, and more! Not only are zines physically printed items, they are part of a whole community of people that celebrates the tangible written word.
Help fund this kickstarter by pre-ordering a book or, get yourself a fun reward.
G O O D   L U C K!


alexwrekk:

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter giveaway!
Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture. With over 21,000 copies in print, this book is poised to break the quarter-hundred-thousand copy barrier at least BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!
In celebration of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution I’m having a giveaway! Here’s the deal.
There will be 3 winners!
Here’s what 3 lucky people will get:
1 copy of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY resource for zines and zine culture
1 Stolen Sharpie Revolution printed Sharpie marker (similar to the photo above)
1 red Stolen Sharpie Revolution t-shirt.
Stolen Sharpie Revolution stickers, button, postcard, and bookmark.
Most of that you can get for $50 reward level with the kickstarter so here’s what we are going to add for the tumblr giveaway:
1 Copy Scams - Copy & Destroy 10” record with zine and digital download code that includes the album plus a live recording from Leeds, UK. Copy Scams are an all zine themed pop-punk band with members from 3 different countries.
a bunch of the most recent issues of my zine, Brainscan: 29, 30, 31, and my 24 hour zine about traveling cheaply
$30 gift certificate to the Portland Button Works website, brick and mortar shop, or Etsy site! The gift certificate is good for zines, books, cards, button designs from our catalog or custom items from button to magnets to bottle openers.
probably some other stuff I have around here.
So, here’s what you gotta do:
Like and reblog this post
You don’t need to be following me or stolensharpierevolution, but it would be nice.
Have your ask box open
No giveaway blogs!
And for the love of everything good, please make, read, or be interested in zines. It would make me very annoyed to send all this good stuff to someone who just wanted to get something free, ok? So, let the zine kids have some fun.
THREE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE STOLEN SHARPIE REVOLUTION KICKSTARER MEETS IT’S $6,000 GOAL!
The kickstarter is scheduled to end on September 30th, but we project to reach our goal before then. The three winners will be contacted and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Q: Who is this giveaway open to? I don’t live in this US can I still enter?
A: Absolutely!
Q: I’ve backed or plan on backing your Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstater, why should I enter this contest?
A: By entering this contest you can get more cool stuff than with the kickstarter! Plus, you will have two copies of Stolen Sharpie Revolution so maybe you can trick a friend into starting their own zine. Also, you’ll be doing a little promo for me and I’d appreciate it.
Q: Why should I back the Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter if I can just reblog this post?
A: Are you going to leave this up to a random number generator? Really? Don’t you want to be on the first to get a copy of the new SSR? Otherwise you are just going to have to wait until November to get a copy.
Q: What’s a zine?
A: A zine is a physically printed and independently made publication. They can be about anything you would like: travel stories, photos, personal stories, fiction, political ideologies, music reviews, gardening tips, comics, and more! Not only are zines physically printed items, they are part of a whole community of people that celebrates the tangible written word.
Help fund this kickstarter by pre-ordering a book or, get yourself a fun reward.
G O O D   L U C K!


alexwrekk:

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter giveaway!
Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture. With over 21,000 copies in print, this book is poised to break the quarter-hundred-thousand copy barrier at least BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!
In celebration of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution I’m having a giveaway! Here’s the deal.
There will be 3 winners!
Here’s what 3 lucky people will get:
1 copy of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY resource for zines and zine culture
1 Stolen Sharpie Revolution printed Sharpie marker (similar to the photo above)
1 red Stolen Sharpie Revolution t-shirt.
Stolen Sharpie Revolution stickers, button, postcard, and bookmark.
Most of that you can get for $50 reward level with the kickstarter so here’s what we are going to add for the tumblr giveaway:
1 Copy Scams - Copy & Destroy 10” record with zine and digital download code that includes the album plus a live recording from Leeds, UK. Copy Scams are an all zine themed pop-punk band with members from 3 different countries.
a bunch of the most recent issues of my zine, Brainscan: 29, 30, 31, and my 24 hour zine about traveling cheaply
$30 gift certificate to the Portland Button Works website, brick and mortar shop, or Etsy site! The gift certificate is good for zines, books, cards, button designs from our catalog or custom items from button to magnets to bottle openers.
probably some other stuff I have around here.
So, here’s what you gotta do:
Like and reblog this post
You don’t need to be following me or stolensharpierevolution, but it would be nice.
Have your ask box open
No giveaway blogs!
And for the love of everything good, please make, read, or be interested in zines. It would make me very annoyed to send all this good stuff to someone who just wanted to get something free, ok? So, let the zine kids have some fun.
THREE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE STOLEN SHARPIE REVOLUTION KICKSTARER MEETS IT’S $6,000 GOAL!
The kickstarter is scheduled to end on September 30th, but we project to reach our goal before then. The three winners will be contacted and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Q: Who is this giveaway open to? I don’t live in this US can I still enter?
A: Absolutely!
Q: I’ve backed or plan on backing your Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstater, why should I enter this contest?
A: By entering this contest you can get more cool stuff than with the kickstarter! Plus, you will have two copies of Stolen Sharpie Revolution so maybe you can trick a friend into starting their own zine. Also, you’ll be doing a little promo for me and I’d appreciate it.
Q: Why should I back the Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter if I can just reblog this post?
A: Are you going to leave this up to a random number generator? Really? Don’t you want to be on the first to get a copy of the new SSR? Otherwise you are just going to have to wait until November to get a copy.
Q: What’s a zine?
A: A zine is a physically printed and independently made publication. They can be about anything you would like: travel stories, photos, personal stories, fiction, political ideologies, music reviews, gardening tips, comics, and more! Not only are zines physically printed items, they are part of a whole community of people that celebrates the tangible written word.
Help fund this kickstarter by pre-ordering a book or, get yourself a fun reward.
G O O D   L U C K!


alexwrekk:

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter giveaway!
Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture. With over 21,000 copies in print, this book is poised to break the quarter-hundred-thousand copy barrier at least BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!
In celebration of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution I’m having a giveaway! Here’s the deal.
There will be 3 winners!
Here’s what 3 lucky people will get:
1 copy of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY resource for zines and zine culture
1 Stolen Sharpie Revolution printed Sharpie marker (similar to the photo above)
1 red Stolen Sharpie Revolution t-shirt.
Stolen Sharpie Revolution stickers, button, postcard, and bookmark.
Most of that you can get for $50 reward level with the kickstarter so here’s what we are going to add for the tumblr giveaway:
1 Copy Scams - Copy & Destroy 10” record with zine and digital download code that includes the album plus a live recording from Leeds, UK. Copy Scams are an all zine themed pop-punk band with members from 3 different countries.
a bunch of the most recent issues of my zine, Brainscan: 29, 30, 31, and my 24 hour zine about traveling cheaply
$30 gift certificate to the Portland Button Works website, brick and mortar shop, or Etsy site! The gift certificate is good for zines, books, cards, button designs from our catalog or custom items from button to magnets to bottle openers.
probably some other stuff I have around here.
So, here’s what you gotta do:
Like and reblog this post
You don’t need to be following me or stolensharpierevolution, but it would be nice.
Have your ask box open
No giveaway blogs!
And for the love of everything good, please make, read, or be interested in zines. It would make me very annoyed to send all this good stuff to someone who just wanted to get something free, ok? So, let the zine kids have some fun.
THREE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE STOLEN SHARPIE REVOLUTION KICKSTARER MEETS IT’S $6,000 GOAL!
The kickstarter is scheduled to end on September 30th, but we project to reach our goal before then. The three winners will be contacted and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Q: Who is this giveaway open to? I don’t live in this US can I still enter?
A: Absolutely!
Q: I’ve backed or plan on backing your Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstater, why should I enter this contest?
A: By entering this contest you can get more cool stuff than with the kickstarter! Plus, you will have two copies of Stolen Sharpie Revolution so maybe you can trick a friend into starting their own zine. Also, you’ll be doing a little promo for me and I’d appreciate it.
Q: Why should I back the Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter if I can just reblog this post?
A: Are you going to leave this up to a random number generator? Really? Don’t you want to be on the first to get a copy of the new SSR? Otherwise you are just going to have to wait until November to get a copy.
Q: What’s a zine?
A: A zine is a physically printed and independently made publication. They can be about anything you would like: travel stories, photos, personal stories, fiction, political ideologies, music reviews, gardening tips, comics, and more! Not only are zines physically printed items, they are part of a whole community of people that celebrates the tangible written word.
Help fund this kickstarter by pre-ordering a book or, get yourself a fun reward.
G O O D   L U C K!


alexwrekk:

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter giveaway!
Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture. With over 21,000 copies in print, this book is poised to break the quarter-hundred-thousand copy barrier at least BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!
In celebration of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution I’m having a giveaway! Here’s the deal.
There will be 3 winners!
Here’s what 3 lucky people will get:
1 copy of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY resource for zines and zine culture
1 Stolen Sharpie Revolution printed Sharpie marker (similar to the photo above)
1 red Stolen Sharpie Revolution t-shirt.
Stolen Sharpie Revolution stickers, button, postcard, and bookmark.
Most of that you can get for $50 reward level with the kickstarter so here’s what we are going to add for the tumblr giveaway:
1 Copy Scams - Copy & Destroy 10” record with zine and digital download code that includes the album plus a live recording from Leeds, UK. Copy Scams are an all zine themed pop-punk band with members from 3 different countries.
a bunch of the most recent issues of my zine, Brainscan: 29, 30, 31, and my 24 hour zine about traveling cheaply
$30 gift certificate to the Portland Button Works website, brick and mortar shop, or Etsy site! The gift certificate is good for zines, books, cards, button designs from our catalog or custom items from button to magnets to bottle openers.
probably some other stuff I have around here.
So, here’s what you gotta do:
Like and reblog this post
You don’t need to be following me or stolensharpierevolution, but it would be nice.
Have your ask box open
No giveaway blogs!
And for the love of everything good, please make, read, or be interested in zines. It would make me very annoyed to send all this good stuff to someone who just wanted to get something free, ok? So, let the zine kids have some fun.
THREE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE STOLEN SHARPIE REVOLUTION KICKSTARER MEETS IT’S $6,000 GOAL!
The kickstarter is scheduled to end on September 30th, but we project to reach our goal before then. The three winners will be contacted and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Q: Who is this giveaway open to? I don’t live in this US can I still enter?
A: Absolutely!
Q: I’ve backed or plan on backing your Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstater, why should I enter this contest?
A: By entering this contest you can get more cool stuff than with the kickstarter! Plus, you will have two copies of Stolen Sharpie Revolution so maybe you can trick a friend into starting their own zine. Also, you’ll be doing a little promo for me and I’d appreciate it.
Q: Why should I back the Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter if I can just reblog this post?
A: Are you going to leave this up to a random number generator? Really? Don’t you want to be on the first to get a copy of the new SSR? Otherwise you are just going to have to wait until November to get a copy.
Q: What’s a zine?
A: A zine is a physically printed and independently made publication. They can be about anything you would like: travel stories, photos, personal stories, fiction, political ideologies, music reviews, gardening tips, comics, and more! Not only are zines physically printed items, they are part of a whole community of people that celebrates the tangible written word.
Help fund this kickstarter by pre-ordering a book or, get yourself a fun reward.
G O O D   L U C K!


alexwrekk:

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter giveaway!
Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture. With over 21,000 copies in print, this book is poised to break the quarter-hundred-thousand copy barrier at least BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!
In celebration of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution I’m having a giveaway! Here’s the deal.
There will be 3 winners!
Here’s what 3 lucky people will get:
1 copy of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY resource for zines and zine culture
1 Stolen Sharpie Revolution printed Sharpie marker (similar to the photo above)
1 red Stolen Sharpie Revolution t-shirt.
Stolen Sharpie Revolution stickers, button, postcard, and bookmark.
Most of that you can get for $50 reward level with the kickstarter so here’s what we are going to add for the tumblr giveaway:
1 Copy Scams - Copy & Destroy 10” record with zine and digital download code that includes the album plus a live recording from Leeds, UK. Copy Scams are an all zine themed pop-punk band with members from 3 different countries.
a bunch of the most recent issues of my zine, Brainscan: 29, 30, 31, and my 24 hour zine about traveling cheaply
$30 gift certificate to the Portland Button Works website, brick and mortar shop, or Etsy site! The gift certificate is good for zines, books, cards, button designs from our catalog or custom items from button to magnets to bottle openers.
probably some other stuff I have around here.
So, here’s what you gotta do:
Like and reblog this post
You don’t need to be following me or stolensharpierevolution, but it would be nice.
Have your ask box open
No giveaway blogs!
And for the love of everything good, please make, read, or be interested in zines. It would make me very annoyed to send all this good stuff to someone who just wanted to get something free, ok? So, let the zine kids have some fun.
THREE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE STOLEN SHARPIE REVOLUTION KICKSTARER MEETS IT’S $6,000 GOAL!
The kickstarter is scheduled to end on September 30th, but we project to reach our goal before then. The three winners will be contacted and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Q: Who is this giveaway open to? I don’t live in this US can I still enter?
A: Absolutely!
Q: I’ve backed or plan on backing your Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstater, why should I enter this contest?
A: By entering this contest you can get more cool stuff than with the kickstarter! Plus, you will have two copies of Stolen Sharpie Revolution so maybe you can trick a friend into starting their own zine. Also, you’ll be doing a little promo for me and I’d appreciate it.
Q: Why should I back the Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter if I can just reblog this post?
A: Are you going to leave this up to a random number generator? Really? Don’t you want to be on the first to get a copy of the new SSR? Otherwise you are just going to have to wait until November to get a copy.
Q: What’s a zine?
A: A zine is a physically printed and independently made publication. They can be about anything you would like: travel stories, photos, personal stories, fiction, political ideologies, music reviews, gardening tips, comics, and more! Not only are zines physically printed items, they are part of a whole community of people that celebrates the tangible written word.
Help fund this kickstarter by pre-ordering a book or, get yourself a fun reward.
G O O D   L U C K!


alexwrekk:

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter giveaway!
Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture. With over 21,000 copies in print, this book is poised to break the quarter-hundred-thousand copy barrier at least BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!
In celebration of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution I’m having a giveaway! Here’s the deal.
There will be 3 winners!
Here’s what 3 lucky people will get:
1 copy of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY resource for zines and zine culture
1 Stolen Sharpie Revolution printed Sharpie marker (similar to the photo above)
1 red Stolen Sharpie Revolution t-shirt.
Stolen Sharpie Revolution stickers, button, postcard, and bookmark.
Most of that you can get for $50 reward level with the kickstarter so here’s what we are going to add for the tumblr giveaway:
1 Copy Scams - Copy & Destroy 10” record with zine and digital download code that includes the album plus a live recording from Leeds, UK. Copy Scams are an all zine themed pop-punk band with members from 3 different countries.
a bunch of the most recent issues of my zine, Brainscan: 29, 30, 31, and my 24 hour zine about traveling cheaply
$30 gift certificate to the Portland Button Works website, brick and mortar shop, or Etsy site! The gift certificate is good for zines, books, cards, button designs from our catalog or custom items from button to magnets to bottle openers.
probably some other stuff I have around here.
So, here’s what you gotta do:
Like and reblog this post
You don’t need to be following me or stolensharpierevolution, but it would be nice.
Have your ask box open
No giveaway blogs!
And for the love of everything good, please make, read, or be interested in zines. It would make me very annoyed to send all this good stuff to someone who just wanted to get something free, ok? So, let the zine kids have some fun.
THREE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE STOLEN SHARPIE REVOLUTION KICKSTARER MEETS IT’S $6,000 GOAL!
The kickstarter is scheduled to end on September 30th, but we project to reach our goal before then. The three winners will be contacted and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Q: Who is this giveaway open to? I don’t live in this US can I still enter?
A: Absolutely!
Q: I’ve backed or plan on backing your Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstater, why should I enter this contest?
A: By entering this contest you can get more cool stuff than with the kickstarter! Plus, you will have two copies of Stolen Sharpie Revolution so maybe you can trick a friend into starting their own zine. Also, you’ll be doing a little promo for me and I’d appreciate it.
Q: Why should I back the Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter if I can just reblog this post?
A: Are you going to leave this up to a random number generator? Really? Don’t you want to be on the first to get a copy of the new SSR? Otherwise you are just going to have to wait until November to get a copy.
Q: What’s a zine?
A: A zine is a physically printed and independently made publication. They can be about anything you would like: travel stories, photos, personal stories, fiction, political ideologies, music reviews, gardening tips, comics, and more! Not only are zines physically printed items, they are part of a whole community of people that celebrates the tangible written word.
Help fund this kickstarter by pre-ordering a book or, get yourself a fun reward.
G O O D   L U C K!


alexwrekk:

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter giveaway!
Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture. With over 21,000 copies in print, this book is poised to break the quarter-hundred-thousand copy barrier at least BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!
In celebration of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution I’m having a giveaway! Here’s the deal.
There will be 3 winners!
Here’s what 3 lucky people will get:
1 copy of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY resource for zines and zine culture
1 Stolen Sharpie Revolution printed Sharpie marker (similar to the photo above)
1 red Stolen Sharpie Revolution t-shirt.
Stolen Sharpie Revolution stickers, button, postcard, and bookmark.
Most of that you can get for $50 reward level with the kickstarter so here’s what we are going to add for the tumblr giveaway:
1 Copy Scams - Copy & Destroy 10” record with zine and digital download code that includes the album plus a live recording from Leeds, UK. Copy Scams are an all zine themed pop-punk band with members from 3 different countries.
a bunch of the most recent issues of my zine, Brainscan: 29, 30, 31, and my 24 hour zine about traveling cheaply
$30 gift certificate to the Portland Button Works website, brick and mortar shop, or Etsy site! The gift certificate is good for zines, books, cards, button designs from our catalog or custom items from button to magnets to bottle openers.
probably some other stuff I have around here.
So, here’s what you gotta do:
Like and reblog this post
You don’t need to be following me or stolensharpierevolution, but it would be nice.
Have your ask box open
No giveaway blogs!
And for the love of everything good, please make, read, or be interested in zines. It would make me very annoyed to send all this good stuff to someone who just wanted to get something free, ok? So, let the zine kids have some fun.
THREE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE STOLEN SHARPIE REVOLUTION KICKSTARER MEETS IT’S $6,000 GOAL!
The kickstarter is scheduled to end on September 30th, but we project to reach our goal before then. The three winners will be contacted and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Q: Who is this giveaway open to? I don’t live in this US can I still enter?
A: Absolutely!
Q: I’ve backed or plan on backing your Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstater, why should I enter this contest?
A: By entering this contest you can get more cool stuff than with the kickstarter! Plus, you will have two copies of Stolen Sharpie Revolution so maybe you can trick a friend into starting their own zine. Also, you’ll be doing a little promo for me and I’d appreciate it.
Q: Why should I back the Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter if I can just reblog this post?
A: Are you going to leave this up to a random number generator? Really? Don’t you want to be on the first to get a copy of the new SSR? Otherwise you are just going to have to wait until November to get a copy.
Q: What’s a zine?
A: A zine is a physically printed and independently made publication. They can be about anything you would like: travel stories, photos, personal stories, fiction, political ideologies, music reviews, gardening tips, comics, and more! Not only are zines physically printed items, they are part of a whole community of people that celebrates the tangible written word.
Help fund this kickstarter by pre-ordering a book or, get yourself a fun reward.
G O O D   L U C K!

alexwrekk:

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter giveaway!

Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture. With over 21,000 copies in print, this book is poised to break the quarter-hundred-thousand copy barrier at least BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!

In celebration of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution I’m having a giveaway! Here’s the deal.

There will be 3 winners!

Here’s what 3 lucky people will get:

  • 1 copy of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY resource for zines and zine culture
  • 1 Stolen Sharpie Revolution printed Sharpie marker (similar to the photo above)
  • 1 red Stolen Sharpie Revolution t-shirt.
  • Stolen Sharpie Revolution stickers, button, postcard, and bookmark.

Most of that you can get for $50 reward level with the kickstarter so here’s what we are going to add for the tumblr giveaway:

  • 1 Copy Scams - Copy & Destroy 10” record with zine and digital download code that includes the album plus a live recording from Leeds, UK. Copy Scams are an all zine themed pop-punk band with members from 3 different countries.
  • a bunch of the most recent issues of my zine, Brainscan: 29, 30, 31, and my 24 hour zine about traveling cheaply
  • $30 gift certificate to the Portland Button Works website, brick and mortar shop, or Etsy site! The gift certificate is good for zines, books, cards, button designs from our catalog or custom items from button to magnets to bottle openers.
  • probably some other stuff I have around here.

So, here’s what you gotta do:

  • Like and reblog this post
  • You don’t need to be following me or stolensharpierevolution, but it would be nice.
  • Have your ask box open
  • No giveaway blogs!
  • And for the love of everything good, please make, read, or be interested in zines. It would make me very annoyed to send all this good stuff to someone who just wanted to get something free, ok? So, let the zine kids have some fun.


THREE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE STOLEN SHARPIE REVOLUTION KICKSTARER MEETS IT’S $6,000 GOAL!

The kickstarter is scheduled to end on September 30th, but we project to reach our goal before then. The three winners will be contacted and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

  • Q: Who is this giveaway open to? I don’t live in this US can I still enter?
  • A: Absolutely!
  • Q: I’ve backed or plan on backing your Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstater, why should I enter this contest?
  • A: By entering this contest you can get more cool stuff than with the kickstarter! Plus, you will have two copies of Stolen Sharpie Revolution so maybe you can trick a friend into starting their own zine. Also, you’ll be doing a little promo for me and I’d appreciate it.
  • Q: Why should I back the Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter if I can just reblog this post?
  • A: Are you going to leave this up to a random number generator? Really? Don’t you want to be on the first to get a copy of the new SSR? Otherwise you are just going to have to wait until November to get a copy.
  • Q: What’s a zine?
  • A: A zine is a physically printed and independently made publication. They can be about anything you would like: travel stories, photos, personal stories, fiction, political ideologies, music reviews, gardening tips, comics, and more! Not only are zines physically printed items, they are part of a whole community of people that celebrates the tangible written word.

Help fund this kickstarter by pre-ordering a book or, get yourself a fun reward.

G O O D   L U C K!

Send letters to the editor

I’m looking for letters to the editor to be included in the inaugural issue of LTLE.

Some will be featured or quoted on the site, but my intention is for the main project to be printed, not online. Everyone who is included in the zine will get a copy of the zine. This can be in pdf form if you don’t want to/can’t provide a postal address.

Submissions are in the style of a letter to the editor, so up to about 200 words. The minimum word count is one word. Include the name (and location, if you wish) under which you want the letter to be credited. The name and location can be fictional and/or outrageous if you wish.

Deadline for issue one is October 10th, 2014.

Submit in the submissions box or by emailing: hello [@] noparticularbusiness.com

For more information about what I’m trying to achieve with this zine, try the about page.

Space: Not As Exciting As Not-Space

T.T. L.T.L.E. E.,

It is strange to me that we have reached a point in our civilization where the only time that our ability, as a species, to deliver a large, complex object which itself represents the pinnacle of more than one discipline of engineering, into a controlled and stable orbit about our planet with such expectation of success as not to necessitate the expense of obtaining an insurance policy for said object, is remarkable only when we manage to do so with insufficient perfection to render the satellite fit for the purpose for which we had intended it.
Most kindliest regards,

Carlos
Tierra del Fuego
(a response to this news story)

John Pascoe Fawkner, a man willing to hand-write his newspaper

I saw this exhibit at Melbourne Museum a year or two ago. I was quite taken with the fact that Fawkner chose to hand-write the first few issues because he was too impatient to wait for his printing press to arrive.

As far as I remember, the early issues mostly contained such journalistic gems as “cow for sale”, announcements of marriage, and offers of employment. It was distributed out of the local pub.

The newspaper was closed down shortly afterwards because he had failed to obtain a newspaper license from Sydney. He did get the license, but he also began campaigning for Victoria to secede from NSW.