Saturday, October 3, 2009

Dear Everyone


That's pretty much all I can say. Wow.

My courtesy copy of Silent Type just arrived today, smothered under the monthly swarm of bills and pre-pre-pre-season Christmas catalogs. Recycle the catalogs and hang the bills, this thing is gorgeous and can't wait. Miles beyond the splotchy purple-mimeo'd 'zines of our youth*. I'm knocked out.

* Those of you who were hip enough to make such things, anyway. I was still snickering at

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Duffy Moon said...

You're such a jerk, Mike! I'm at work until midnight, likely, and won't be able to see if mine came!

(word verif="yoffici", an Italian swear, directed at you, Mike, with your I-Got-It-Before-You-Nanananabooboo-ism and your boasting and your general jerkishness.)

Elizabeth H. said...

I got mine, too! *bounces silently in place*

It's absolutely gorgeous! I'm blown away by Strikethru's dividers in particular. And I'm just starting to read through the stories and essays and all. I find it fascinating that I'm able to recognize some pages just due to style and typeface, without having to look at the author's name. Monda's is unmistakable, and I recognized Strikethru's entry, too.

James Watterson said...

I got mine too!!! It is so perfect. That is all I gotta say. As soon as I got it in the mail I did a read through the whole thing. I plan on rereading it again as well. I just can't get enough.

I feel the same way LFP. I love how we are starting to get to know peoples work by the typeface. How funny
are we? LOL

I am thinking about laminating the cover so I don't have to worry as much about it getting ruined. I have never seen anything like it. It's just a work of art in every aspect.

Strikethru said...

Isn't this kind of a testament to the fact that most of our snail mail sucks these days? I mean, how often do you get anything via snail mail that you're really wanting to see? I'm hoping the ST experiment leads to a few more interesting s-mail experiments.

mpclemens said...

The mail is such a let-down these days, and I didn't have high hopes when the kids came in over the weekend with the stack of bills and a WOOT! box (the wife's doing.) Then I saw the return address label and the day was good again.

deek said...

I ambushed my mail guy on Saturday hoping that the 2-3 day Priority Mail that my eBayed AlphaSmart 3000 was sent via would be 2 days (Saturday) and not 3 (Monday). I walked away with disappointment and went back inside (my house is approximately 50 feet from the community mailboxes).

After he drove off and I checked to ensure any neighbors that may have saw me were no longer about, I trekked back out and was pleasantly surprised by Strikethru's envelope.

In my obsessing one-track mindset over this AlphaSmart, I had temporarily forgotten the treasure that was making its way to me.

That day was most certainly good again!