Dayse. Who even cares about the rest.
“We shall be everything to each other. Nothing else shall be of any consequence.”
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  • Daniel Handler:

    We looked at a lot of noir books, and we liked the idea of it being a small object that you can tuck into your coat or under your arm. I don't know if you've removed the dust jacket, but many delights await those who remove the dust jacket of this book.

  • Terry Gross:

    Oh nice.

  • (laughter)

  • Daniel Handler:

    It's probably not the most thrilling thing to put on the radio.

  • Terry Gross:

    Why don't you describe it.

  • Daniel Handler:

    And now I'll do some shadow puppets for your listeners.

  • (laughter)

  • Daniel Handler:

    (Makes noises) What is this animal?

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charlesmmacaulay:

endless list of favourite books
↳ The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler

“I hadn’t felt such disgust for a boy since the early days, when they’d tease girls on the playground, kicking us and throwing gravel and raising their voices in high screechy mockery. ‘They do that because they like you,’ all the adults said, grinning like pumpkins. We believed them, back then. Back then we thought it was true, and we were drawn toward all that meanness because it meant we were special, let them kick us, let them like us. We liked them back. But now it was turning out that our first instincts were right. Boys weren’t mean because they liked you; it was because they were mean.” 

charlesmmacaulay:

endless list of favourite books

↳ The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler

“I hadn’t felt such disgust for a boy since the early days, when they’d tease girls on the playground, kicking us and throwing gravel and raising their voices in high screechy mockery. ‘They do that because they like you,’ all the adults said, grinning like pumpkins. We believed them, back then. Back then we thought it was true, and we were drawn toward all that meanness because it meant we were special, let them kick us, let them like us. We liked them back. But now it was turning out that our first instincts were right. Boys weren’t mean because they liked you; it was because they were mean.” 

Reblogged from toumeya  3 notes

Rain, the grade school teachers say, makes the trees and flowers grow, but we’re not trees and flowers, and so many grade school teachers are single. By Adverbs, Daniel Handler (via toumeya)

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Daniel Handler, at a Secret Meeting about Lemony Snicket’s "Who Could That Be At This Hour?", presenting "Old Business Reports from Various Agents" with accompanying photographs (seen above):

[1] Agent Widdershins has informed us that he’s figured out what to do in the event we should get in trouble, involving a mixture of wrapping a mattress around you and hoping for the best.

[2] This is a cardboard star, but believe it or not, there are six Asians hidden in the photograph… Six Asians including the one holding the camera.

[3] In other news, a man hopped up a barrel for no reason I can imagine.