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The Week in Tweet, Week 33

I’d rather gaze at the dust on my pillow than look into that immaculate @outshine

Monday August 10:

[Quote for the Monday] “Our nature is an illimitable space through which the intelligence moves without coming to an end.”

[Source] Wallace Stevens (1879 – 1955) / U.S. poet.

Tuesday August 11:

Immensely energetic techo-metal, complex yet controlled, full of emotional impact: 3rd and very accomplished album from Dutch supertalents.

[#SoundBytes] Silhouettes by Textures — http://www.texturesband.com/ / Listenable Records — http://www.myspace.com/list… (2008).

Wednesday August 12:

The Lunarcade! For shiny full-moon quarters you remote-drive lunar rovers. Can you master 1.28 second delay? Tag lunar ore, get high score.

[Bio] Chris Willrich is a writer and children’s librarian, and lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Thursday August 13:

Alien apartheid, cat food-pushing Nigerian gangsters, and a South African corporate wimp with a claw for a hand—best scifi movie this year.

[#Spitballs] District 9 / Directed by Neill Blomkamp / http://www.district9movie.com/.

Friday August 14:

[Quote for the Friday] “Good humor is a philosophic state of mind; it seems to say to Nature that we take her no more seriously than she takes us.”

[Source] Ernest Renan (1823 – 1892) / French philosopher, philologist and historian / Feuilles détachées.

Saturday August 15:

I was in Cleveland the day the net woke up. We reasoned, threatened, finally begged, but could not stop it from worshipping us.

[Bio] @jonrock writes from Michigan. He fears Rickrolling and Nannerpus will anger the awakened net.http://is.gd/1tFcs.

Sunday August 16:

A bandaged stranger causes unrest in a small fishing town, and is befriended by a restless teen in a solid GN inspired by THE INVISIBLE MAN.

[#ShineComics] THE NOBODY by Jeff Lemire (story and art); Vertigo, 2009, $19.99.

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