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Punch-Drunk Wednesday

No time to say goodbye, hello -- just a couple quick links on another busy day. * Heard about McSweeney's big sale ? In a typically ingenious plan to earn back some of the money they lost in the chaos of the PGW distributor switchover (which in quick and dirty terms, hurt little publishers who were owned money for books they'd shipped to the distributor, as they're now being paid cents on the dollar for those same books by PGW's successor(s)), the clever folks at McSweeney's are auctioning off some one-of-a-kind items and selling lots of their stock at clearout prices. My favorite item (aside from the cut-price subscriptions to the Believer): the T-shirt that says "Impossible you say? Nothing is impossible when you work for the circus." True! * New clever blog idea of the day: The Book Inscriptions Project . Like Found Magazine for the odd and poignant things people write in gift books. Check it out, scan yours and send it in. * The story on WNYC t