World's greatest trailer for a book: Sean Tejaratchi's Liartown

[NSFW] I don't recall ever seeing a better advertisement for a book. I've been a longtime admirer of Sean Tejaratchi's work, first as the founder of the Craphound zine, then as a book designer, and lately as a creator of absurd satirical ephemera on his website, Liartown. His new book, Liartown, is out next month. See Rob's preview of this stupendous artifact. Read the rest

One-minute doc on a man's love for thrifted sweaters

Tonky sends us "Sweater Bender: A minutelong film about one Wisconsin man's love of St. Vincent De Paul and of used sweaters."

Sweater Bender

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Craphound wunderkammer man-cave to beat all

Alex in Sydney, Australia collects everything except "glassware & porcelain (unless it holds beer of course)" and he has an enormous shed in which he arranges his many collections "just-so" for best breathtakingness:

* Tools: workshop / garden / unusual tools (rustier the better - de-rusting is a favorite pastime) * Oil Cans, oilers, grease guns. * Still Cameras / Movie Cameras / Slide Projectors / Movie Projectors and related items. * Breweriana: drink trays, tankards/steins, cork screws, soda siphons, coasters, bottles etc * Militaria: esp trench art * Weaponry: faux: guns, swords, spears, jousting lance, mace, battle axe, war hammer etc * Native Spears n Bows (some real and some faux) * Maritime: boats, oars, rowlocks, telescopes, ship lights, ship candle holder etc * Fishing: rods, reels, baskets, hooks, floats, lures, nets, spear-guns etc * Pirate related (how do you know if you're a pirate? . . . you just argh!) * Kitchenalia (yes it's sad - but I like anything old - and they're sort of tools?)

The man cave to beat all man sheds - collecting wise

(Thanks, Uncle Wilco, via Submitterator)

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