But shouldn't everyone start the New Year with a fresh cache?
New Hotness courtesy of Michelle Jones' Blog Body Shop, improving the appearance of Uppity-Negro.com since 2003. But she can't do nothing about the content, no matter how hard she tries to talk me out of some stuff.
Out of my options for last evening, I choose "D," passing out on the couch and waking up about 45 minutes into the new year. And then watching Kiki's Delivery Service, which I'd rented for the night's entertainment.
This film has nothing to do with Kiki Stockhammer, thank you very much. Not even the transitions.
(And after that last joke, there's no way I can mention Warp 11 without sounding like a total geek, so I won't. Ha!)
Speaking of quality entertainment for children, he transitioned easily as someone driving a stick shift for the very first time, Cricket Magazine, I was surprised to learn, keeps on keeping on. Maybe if I had kids, or knew anyone who did. . . any road up, Trib article on the mag and the new anthology/celebration, Giving kids their due: In its 30 years, Cricket magazine has maintained high standards for its young readers:
In November 1973, in a note he wrote about himself for the children's literary magazine Cricket, Isaac Bashevis Singer declared that he liked to write for children. Children, the Nobel laureate opined, "are the best readers."
It was a sentiment Singer clearly shared with a gratifying number of that era's leading thinkers--with men and women who could have done anything with their prodigious minds and turned their talents to children. Clifton Fadiman, whose resume included hosting the famed "Information, Please" radio program, helping make Book-of-the-Month Club selections and serving as book editor of The New Yorker, believed, like Singer, in young readers. Fadiman thought they brought sophisticated sensibilities to books. They were capable of deep and true responses. "The child does not interpose a continuous, fuzzy, wavering screen of personal desires and wishful visions between himself and the page," Fadiman noted in "My Life Is an Open Book," a 1945 essay. "On the contrary, he and the page are one."
Found a bunch of old, old issues of the magazine from when I was a kid, in one of my abortive attempts at cleaning/organizing/unpacking at my mom's place. Which I should head to for another go at some point in the near future. But I digress. Cricket. Do they not do non-sub sales, or am I just looking in the wrong places? Like I said, I was surprised they still exist.
This may be a manifestation of The Stupid, though, and since that got the most votes, that's what you won't be seeing any of this year, on this site.
I give you my word as a Negro.