Posted by Michael Kravetsky on January 07, 2012 1 Comment
Happy New Year!
We're kicking off 2012 with an " AMES QUOTE CONTEST" to rally up some
support for our second baseman, Jonathan Ames. The selected winner will receive
1 FREE AMES Novel-T. (pictured below)
HOW TO ENTER: Please post on our facebook wall or Captain's Blog your
favorite AMES "quote". Submissions can be a character quote from his
show Bored to Death or a quote from one of his literary works. (Please reference
who/what you are quoting)). Likes and comments on your submission will get
special consideration. Contest ends Sunday, January 8th, at 11pm
Like many of his fans and teammates..... we are extremely disappointed by
the "3 letter acronym" canceling Bored to Death. We hope all the
petitions, letters and posts will be able to bring Bored to Death back!!!
Posted by League Commissioner on November 25, 2011 0 Comments
Our Ralph Waldo Emerson t-shirt celebrates a man who, if he said something on a topic, probably said it better than anyone else.
Here's a quote of Emerson's about being thankful that we wanted to share. We first heard on one of our favorite radio programs, The Writers' Almanac:
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
What we could possibly add to that sentiment we don't know, except to wish you and yours a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
Posted by League Commissioner on November 17, 2011 0 Comments
Novel-T is in Miami, Florida for the weekend for the Miami Book Fair, one of our favorite events of the year. For a couple kids from New York, it's hard to beat the chance to shoot down to the sunny climes of South Florida to talk books for a few days.
It's also a good chance for us to talk about one of the newest additions to the Novel-T league, Zora Neale Hurston. Hurston was a great student of the culture and history of Florida, both of which she brought to bear in her most widely-read novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. In fact, she once wrote that, “I’ve got the map of Florida on my tongue.”
Novel-T's Zora Neale Hurston t-shirt features the iconic blooming pear tree on the front.
Posted by League Commissioner on November 12, 2011 0 Comments
Novel-T is crazy about Walt Whitman. We're so crazy for Whitman, in fact, that we offer two Walt Whitman t-shirts: our standard Walt Whitman jersey and our Walt's With Me special edition tee shirt.
Whitman is taught less and less in high schools, so fewer readers are encountering him these days. If you don't know where to start, consider "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" and "Song of Myself." No matter how many times we've done it, reading those poems always puts us in a good mood.
We're also put in a good mood when we discover other folks that are ecstatic about Walt Whitman. Memorably, about a year ago we were tuned in to the first episode of the Discovery Channel's "Brewmasters" show and were delighted to see Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione sporting a Whitman jersey. Cheers, Sam. And cheers to you, too, Walt!