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Pimp Derby

On the weekend, I played Putt Putt Golf. I did not win.

But, it was David C's (ashamel) birthday and it was good to see him and others, before I retreat to being a hermit, yet again. I'm working on being one of those authors that when you see me out in public, it will only be in places that enhance my reputation as being a creative genius. Hence Putt Putt Golf.

This post is mostly to pimp a few things, however. Last week, Patrick O'Duffy (artbroken) released his book, Hotel Flamingo online, and for just under three dollars. I've known Patrick through his blog, and his comments here, and he is an intelligent, and savy sort of guy, and you could do worse than clicking the link and trying the preview at the site. This is independent publishing, and perhaps the future, and if you like what you see there, go drop the couple of bucks. I haven't read the whole thing yet, but so far its a quirky, odd piece with a lot of ideas bouncing through it.

I also learned that Sydney has a roller derby league. Yes, a roller fucking derby league. One team is in fact called, Sydney Roller Derby League.

I discovered this after I was instructed on the joy that is roller derby by N.

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catsparx
Dec. 6th, 2010 11:02 am (UTC)
what is with the roller derby thing? I swear, every group of people I know contains at least one person going bugfuck about the sport.
benpeek
Dec. 7th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
did you watch the video?
catsparx
Dec. 7th, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
I've seen several
catsparx
Dec. 7th, 2010 02:10 am (UTC)
more rollerball than derby
benpeek
Dec. 7th, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
it's cool. rough and tumble and girls on skates. what's not to love?
catsparx
Dec. 7th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
they are way scary looking girls
benpeek
Dec. 7th, 2010 02:19 am (UTC)
man, first rob is against the a-team, and now you're against roller derby. it's almost like bizarro world.
catsparx
Dec. 7th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
I'm not against it. I'm just suggesting you don't try to date it.
benpeek
Dec. 7th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
thanks, mum.
catsparx
Dec. 7th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
and don't forget to clean your room
benpeek
Dec. 7th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
can we have ice cream cake for dinner?
catsparx
Dec. 7th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
shut your mouth
benpeek
Dec. 7th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
now you sound like a real parent.
catsparx
Dec. 7th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
eek!
artbroken
Dec. 28th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
Hey Ben,

I don't know how I missed this, but thanks for the pimpage!

If you like, I can shoot you a coupon code so you can grab the ebook for free.
benpeek
Dec. 30th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
sure, man. that'd be cool.

i never know how much any of the pimpage does anything, but i figure better talked about and linked than not at all.
artbroken
Jan. 1st, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
Shoot me an email - artbroken, gmail etc - and I'll send it along.
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