Tapwater Jackson Living Small

Ukulele Consultant and Ego Kabuki Critic.

Tapwater Jackson has been performing lobotomies with a broken ketchup bottle since 1953.

Biography of sorts here.

  • If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.

    — Cutting For Stone, Abraham Verghese

  • Waterlife and Peacock: ‘Waterlife’ by Rambharos Jha, 2012, and “I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail’ illustrated by Ramsingh Urveti, 2012.

    via BibliOdyssey

  • Dog Ear, a series by Erica Baum.  Via It’s Nice That.

    Dog Ear, a series by Erica Baum. Via It’s Nice That.

    Source: writing.upenn.edu

  • A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.

    — Jerry Seinfeld

  • Artwork 101 - Chris Gall

    Artwork 101 - Chris Gall

  • Illustrations from The Story of a Silkworm by Nooreddin Zarrinkelk (Iran, 1973).  Via A Journey Round My Skull
    Illustrations from The Story of a Silkworm by Nooreddin Zarrinkelk (Iran, 1973). Via A Journey Round My Skull

  • Illustrations for the book “Zarhai” by Olga and Irina Ert - Full Series Here
    Illustrations for the book “Zarhai” by Olga and Irina Ert - Full Series Here
  • CoverSpy - Captured chronicles of books and descriptions of the people reading them.  It is empirical cultural anthropology, but without the pretense of either hypothesis or apology.

    CoverSpy - Captured chronicles of books and descriptions of the people reading them. It is empirical cultural anthropology, but without the pretense of either hypothesis or apology.

  • The Greatest Novel I’ve Ever Written - Philip K. Dick - Letters of Note

    The Greatest Novel I’ve Ever Written - Philip K. Dick - Letters of Note

  • The Takeo Takei Lab of Ornithology - via A Journey Round My Skull

    The Takeo Takei Lab of Ornithology - via A Journey Round My Skull

  • "In 1992, prior to the release of Connie Willis’ new novel, Doomsday Book, Random House editor Amy Stout approached multi-award winning - and notoriously blunt - science fiction author Harlan Ellison for a quote. The following letter was sent to Stout in reply and includes the blurb as requested, plus explicit instruction with regards to its use. To the eagle-eyed amongst you: yes, Ellison’s spelling mistake was bravely corrected."

Letters of Note
    "In 1992, prior to the release of Connie Willis’ new novel, Doomsday Book, Random House editor Amy Stout approached multi-award winning - and notoriously blunt - science fiction author Harlan Ellison for a quote. The following letter was sent to Stout in reply and includes the blurb as requested, plus explicit instruction with regards to its use. To the eagle-eyed amongst you: yes, Ellison’s spelling mistake was bravely corrected."

    Letters of Note

  • This summer, DreamWorks is releasing Moonshine: Brewed on the Dark Side of the DreamWorks Moon, which marks the first time that an animation studio has officially sanctioned an ‘art of’ book featuring the personal work of its artists.

Via Cartoon Brew
    This summer, DreamWorks is releasing Moonshine: Brewed on the Dark Side of the DreamWorks Moon, which marks the first time that an animation studio has officially sanctioned an ‘art of’ book featuring the personal work of its artists.

    Via Cartoon Brew

  • Returning to Earth, Jim Harrison

    "When Clare was in her early teens she and Donald built a platform in a clearing in the woods well behind our house to feed ravens and crows roadkill and extra fish. I did ask about this and Donald said, "Ravens and crows aren’t just ravens and crows."
    Image - Michael Pape
  • Board Confuses Authors of 'Brown Bear,' 'Ethical Marxism'

    "The Texas Board of Education, worried that a scholar’s book about Marxism might infiltrate a portion of the state’s third grade curriculum, accidentally has banned work by the author of the popular children’s book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, The Dallas Morning News reported. The intended target of the ban was Bill Martin, a professor of philosophy at DePaul University, who offended some Texas board members with his book Ethical Marxism: The Categorical Imperative of Liberation. But the board accidentally banned work by Bill Martin Jr., author of Brown Bear."

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see? I see some Texans with no brains it seems.

  • Juxtaposed

    I am Tom Swift and His Jetmarine. Icepick is Judy Blume and Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

    Everything is possible, eh.