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February 24, 2008

Wings take dream

Claim_number_9 Just read claim no. 9. From a list of Crazy patents

List of countries by beer consumption per capita. No 1 - Czech Republic with 157 liter per person per year

From "I couldn't imagine somebody like Osama bin Laden understanding the joy of Hanukkah" to "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully" - A list of 50 Bush bon mots

The Longest novel in Latin or Cyrillic alphabets is The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, by Henry Darger: An illustrated fantasy novel manuscript typed single-spaced with 15,145 pages in 10 volumes

Update from the comments: See the Darger exhibit in Chicago. (Thank you, Richard)

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Just saw the Darger exhibit at Intuit in Chicago:
http://www.art.org/exhibitions/current.htm
Really awesome, but only gives a small perspective on his exhaustively reclusive life.

Posted by: Richard at Feb 24, 2008 10:37:53 PM

Man, the Story of the Vivian Girls... I've been looking all around the internet for stuff on it, ever since you showed it to me in the comments. XD Thanks for that.
It's really interesting (and creepy) stuff!

Posted by: Loarfy at Feb 25, 2008 4:40:19 PM

Loarfy, see more here
http://www.henrydarger.info/
http://www.metafilter.com/52413/Henry-Dargers-latest-15-Minutes
http://emmag.wordpress.com/2007/05/27/the-outsiders-1/ (NSFW)

Posted by: growabrain at Feb 25, 2008 5:21:40 PM

You're the best, man. X)

Posted by: Loarfy at Feb 26, 2008 2:57:08 PM