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Roget Ebert:

As I fell into the rhythm of the words, as I savored the way Dickens was planting his signposts for the development of the plot, as I watched him create unforgettable characters in a page or two, I felt a kind of peace. This wasn’t hectic. I wasn’t skittering around here and there. I wasn’t scanning headlines and skimming pages and tweeting links. I was reading.

What I am going to do, is take some time every day to read. I believe I’ll make it a practice to read in the room without the computer and the Wi-Fi.

I interpret “…the room without” as the rest of the world. My first daily read for the summer: Moby Dick. (It’s my first time.)

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Lev Yilmaz on procrastination:

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On the March 2nd episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart made Dan Schorr seem young and hip, and the always-brilliant Samantha Bee introduced us to “Gruntr”:

Er…did Rick Sanchez say “Boom!” at the start of that clip?

Is that how Edward R. Murrow made transitions?

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