The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of a bookdealer in Brooklyn, New York.

Friday, February 8, 2008

High-Five Fridays #4

#1. The Town Cleaners Bookstore: On a palimpsest (I love that word) of small businesses occupying the same building in Chicago, Keith Phipps also Has a Blog via, The Double-Breasted Dust Jacket

#2. Death Photo of War Reporter Pyle Found: 63-years after his death, the first publication of battlefield photo of the remains of Ernie Pyle, one of the best-loved and widely-read correspondents in WWII, News, Associated Press

#3. The 10 Star Wars Toys that Unintentionally Look Like Other Celebrities: Eerie plastic lookalikes to tickle the geek quadrant of your brain, Topless Robot via BoingBoing

#4. Comment: On Misperception and Making The World: Rant on the twee and condescending way the media discusses (and creates) the presumed extinction of independent bookstores, The Written Nerd

#5. Vintage Girly Magazines: Blog archive of scanned pin-up magazines and strip-tease reels (I was going to reserve this one for Silent Porn Star or Slip of a Girl but alas, no takers)

Find out how to give your High-Five Fridays here!

The purpose of this meme is to give high-fives to 5 people, posts, blogs and/or websites you've admired during the week. I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 5 high-fives on Friday. Trackbacks, pings, linky widgets, comment links accepted!
Visiting fellow High-Fivers is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your High-Fives in others comments (please note if NWS).

Find more High-Five Friday folks here!


Secondhand Rose said...

Other than the last two links posted in #5, I've never been to any of these sites -- you have provided me with many a new haunt! (Not to mention your own blog; you have some fantastic things here.)

PS I'm a NWS blog ;)

Pop Tart said...

Been visiting here awhile now -- both SPS and my hubby have been emailing me links, but I'm often too tired (lazy) to post. Today, however, being a High-Five Friday, I now christen your blog. ;)

(By the way, hubby is, among other things, the blogger at Double-Breasted Dust Jacket. He'll appreciate the cool fact you bring him -- lord knows, I take it away lol)

Azrael Brown said...

Hey, thanks for the link!

Silent-Porn-Star said...

What do you mean, "no takers"? I'd take the blog, no problems. (Likely still will repost it, so there Phhfft.)

Marketing Whore said...

That photo of Pyle is humbling, isn't it. Makes you take a moment.

I'm up here (NWS) and here.

Val Gryphin said...

That Ernie Pyle photo is amazing. And the ages of the men interviewed - the WWII vets are vanishing quietly.

SlipOfAGirl said...

Hey! I wasn't offered the girly mags either. :pout: Why do you tease us so? lol

William Smith said...

Sorry! I just figured y'all read Fleshbot.

Silent-Porn-Star said...

Oh, don't get us started on the 'bot lol

At least this way when we each post the link, and I'm sure plenty of us will, you'll get the credit :p