"A two-way street. Bunny had come to a crossroads in her life. . . . Her decision had to be made fast, for she had already strayed too far, and it was to be final--for there was no way back once she set her course for hell."
Jot101 offers a 1907 dust jacket containing an early (or perhaps the first) use of the publishing term "Blurb"; Alcarol offers beautiful wooden bookshelves that preserve the bark and moss of the original log frozen in resin Jurassic Park-style (link via BookPatrol)
Watch this crazy sumbitch beat Dark Souls' toughest fight using a Guitar Hero controller (link via Polygon); in further Souls news, Bloodborne has a release date and a grimly lush new trailer (link via Eurogamer)
Listen to Neko Case on Super-Ego in a hilarious Goon Show/Firesign Theatre-style skit about a country duet recording session that keeps dipping into the blue (link via AV Club); A new face for smart watches gives you the James Bond watch from N64 GoldenEye (link via Eurogamer)
A Star Trek fan has used some digital trickery to stitch together shots from classic Trek in gorgeous widescreen/panoramic vistas (link via AV Club); A Gorey-esque cartoon from CollegeHumor featuring a chipper skeleton detailing all the things that will kill you (in rhyme!)
"They taught sex in this driving school... Meet Fred Ryan, one of the conscienceless stud males who infest the Learn-to-Drive racket. Their prey is wealthy, love-starved women, their fee all the traffic will bear."
"The rich, young housewife paced the floor as she watched it. It sat on the table--shiny black, obscenely quiet. It had changed her life. She was sleeping with strangers, having affairs with strange men who had bizarre tastes. She was hooked. Her hands trembled as she reached for it, felt its black, coolness pressing against her palm. She hated that thing in her hand--the telephone"
A Melville fan's review of Moby Dick: The Card Game that has me looking to pick up a set (link via Eurogamer); A promising AV Club review of Dr. Mütter’s Marvels, a biographical portrait of the eccentric and pioneering surgeon who founded the Mütter Museum Games:
Soothing sounds for baby with these lovely piano lullabies from classic 8-Bit Nintendo games (link via Polygon)
A Horrorpedia entry on El Sombrerón, a folkloric Mexican/South American goblin who braids the hair of the unwary, has backwards feet and lures young girls to join him in death; An NPR story on a print-and-fold microscope that costs less than $1 to make and uses a drop of glue for a lens
William Smith was cosmically doomed to the book business when he skipped school to read HP Lovecraft in an abandoned cabin in the woods. He's worked for barnesandnoble.com, Tor Books, and Warner. Now he sells dodgy books and freelances to make a "living."