by Dan
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SS Cardiacs - "Age of Navigation"

I'm working on a small mass of knowledge not found in regular books. If you think of an encyclopedia less like a contirbution to science, less of a mountain of facts, and more like a friend to help you get through something, then you're beginning to understand The Encyclopedia Dan. It will contain answers, though maybe not the answers, to questions that I wish I could have read about before I finding out for myself.

file under: life changes: small: face
the first day that you wear your glasses you might feel like you're shorter than you are. you might feel uglier than you are, you might get a headache.

file under: purchases: small
when you buy a dish rack from the dollar store, don't forget to also buy the tray that goes underneath it. that's also a dollar.

file under: growing up: firsts
if you need to know what french kissing is like, and how to do it, I would recommend thinking of the kiss as a sleep and your tongue as the dream. It's not right away, and it doesn't last the whole time.

file under: etiquette: tipping
you should tip movers. And not just with lemonade. 15-30$ should be fine.

file under: general questions
you're right where you should be. you're on the right track.

You can add your own in the comments. Though you're wrong if you think I know enough to make The Wikipedia Dan.

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Posted by Dan at January 10, 2008 10:36 PM

stone cold groove yo

Posted by The Publics at January 11, 2008 12:16 AM

A good you blog:) probably difficult one to conduct it?

Posted by Annet at January 11, 2008 1:44 PM

but am i always on track or only when the general questions my?

Posted by r at January 11, 2008 1:59 PM

i hadn't been reading stg lately because music blogs just bored me for a few weeks. i think i had too much.

but this feature is exactly why i love stg! please do them often! simply wonderful. thank you :)

Posted by jo at January 11, 2008 11:34 PM

great song. great post... as always

Posted by ru at January 13, 2008 8:14 PM

really, really lovely

Posted by meredith at January 14, 2008 4:13 PM

really dig the track. :]

+ as per always, the accompanying blog.
especially the encyclopedia entries.

Posted by ian. at January 15, 2008 4:24 AM

this entry is one of my favourite things.

Posted by v at March 2, 2008 6:54 PM

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