March 9, 2012
One of the great dangers of passing on cool Internet stuff is that probably you’re not just late, but actually stupidly late. We all get the forwards from friends and not-so-friends with the “latest” cool thing, like the giant arch rope swing, or the Kony video. Or maybe you’re just now getting around to telling the world about Shit Girls Say.
It’s a fine line between “cutting edge/have you seen this” and “I am so out of touch I should be put to sleep.”
With that said, I give you my new favorite Internet site:
In their own words:
Letters of Note is an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos. Scans/photos where possible. Fakes will be sneered at. Updated as often as possible; usually each weekday.
Some of my recent favorites include a letter from Aldous Huxley to George Orwell, ostensibly praising Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984, but really just saying “neener neener, my dystopian vision is waaaay better than yours is.” Another is a letter from J.R.R Tolkien responding to a German publisher’s request that Tolkien confirm his Aryan purity before his books could be published in Germany.
Oh, whatever, they’re ALL my favorite. (EVERYBODY GETS A BABY CAMEL! EVERYBODY GETS GENUINE UGG BOOTS!)
Check it out. It’s awesome.
I guarantee it.