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Time for an endcap change: craftsman theme this time.  

Time for an endcap change: craftsman theme this time.  

Time for a new display: Coast to Coast. On the east, we have New York City. On the west, California. And road trips/transportation in between. I’m quite proud of this one.

Just in time for the series premiere on Saturday. 

Just in time for the series premiere on Saturday. 

It’s a Hello Kitty/Japanese pop culture display. For fun.

The Penguin “coming soon” display needed a makeover

The Penguin “coming soon” display needed a makeover

Candlewick kids’ nonfiction.

Candlewick kids’ nonfiction.

Aug 7

Changing the window out: 2014 Kansas notable books and Midwest Bookseller Association Winners/MWBA August picks.

Aug 7
My first window. Not bad.

My first window. Not bad.

Aug 3

GISHWHES 2014 List of Items

almaasi:

For those of you who can’t access the GISHWHES list on the official website, here’s the rebloggable tumblr backup. It will be useful in case of apocalyptic disaster (i.e. the official website crashes). Includes item numbers and point values. I will update this post when important amendments are revealed. The item list might not be easy to find anywhere else after the hunt ends, but this post will stay up indefinitely, for the purposes of nostalgia/reference/general minionly misconduct.

Happy hunting, Gishers! Be brave!

[ see also: 2011 list // 2012 list // 2013 list ]

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Aug 3

Internet piracy isn't killing Hollywood—Hollywood is killing Hollywood

wilwheaton:

In regards to Hollywood’s current summer slate, customers voted with their wallets. They don’t want what Hollywood is offering, in part because its continuously catering to a demographic losing interest in the movies.

That brings us to another explanation: Some believe Hollywood’s predilection for all things testosterone-laden is causing the downturn. As Kelly Faircloth of Jezebel glibly put it, “If you essentially ignore half the population, you’re leaving money on the table.”

The numbers paint a clear picture“Females made up only 39 percent ofAmazing Spider-Man 2’s debut audience, compared with 42 percent for 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and 46 percent for Spider-Man 3. The same trend applies to Transformers. This summer’s Age of Extinction skewed 64 percent male during its first weekend, more than the previous two films, and it played the oldest.”

Women are not interested in seeing movies so generically masculine they’re tantamount to a two-hour Dr. Pepper Ten commercial. Summer 2014 was so brutal because Hollywood ignored the most protiftable demographic—not because of The Pirate Bay.