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Photo Gallery: The Lost Beatles Photographs


Larry Marion’s new book The Lost Beatles Photographs features a selection of the over 900 images of the band snapped by Bob Bonis, the Fab Four’s tour manager for all three of their US tours in the mid 1960s. What he lacks in professional skill, Bonis makes up for in unparalleled access; the photos capture everything from live performance shots to intimate backstage moments to the bandmates hanging out in their downtime. Click through for a slideshow preview of several of Bonis’ personal, never-before-seen images from the book.

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71 Simple British Slang Phrases Everyone Should Start Using

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Are you feeling a bit knackered or fagged today, internet, and need something to be gobsmacked by? Then rest your zonked peepers on these 71 simple British phrases (compiled fromslangdictionaries). Some are common, some are out of use, but all of them you will want to start using immediately. Gretchen Wieners once advocated that everyone start saying “fetch,” but don’t stop there. Don’t be a tosser. Use them all.

And just remember: be very careful when you ask a British person how their father is. You know not what you’re asking.

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1. Any road: used in place of “any way,” primarily used in the north of Britain.

2. Baccy: shortened word for “tobacco;” also, “wacky backy” means marijuana.

3. Barmy: crazy, insane; always derogatory.

4. Bender: derogatory term for homosexual, like “poof.” (Note: You probably shouldn’t use it or you’ll get slapped, but…

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Some notes from Jack Kerouac’s essay “Are Writers Born or Made?”


jack(Writer’s Digest: January 1962)

“I always get a laugh to hear Broadway wise-guys talk about “talent” and “genius.” Some perfect virtuoso who can interpret Brahms on the violin is called a “genius,” but the genius, the originating force, really belongs to Brahms; the violin virtuoso is simply a talented interpreter—in other words, a ‘talent.’”

“Or you’ll hear people say that so-and-so is a “major writer” because of his “large talent.” There can be no major writer without original genius. Artists of genius, like Jackson Pollock, have painted things that have never been seen before.”

“Some geniuses come with heavy feet and march solemnly forward like Drieser, yet no one ever wrote about that America of his as well as he. Geniuses can be scintilliating and geniuses can be somber, but it’s that inescapable sorrowful depth that shines through—originality.”

“Joyce was insulted all his life by practically all of Ireland and…

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