September 29th, 2006 by Larry Smith

Two good pieces about personal passions found during today’s proscrastinatory (good word, huh?) clickings:

From Slate, The Secret Lives of Baseball Card Writers. David Roth riffs on his time as a Topps baseball card employee — not, of course, the world he expected, but still a trip to wonderland.

From Mac Montandon, our friend and neighbor at Radar, comes the story of one man’s quest to hit all 12,000+ Starbucks across the world. His legal name is “Winter.” His personal site is here. His project sounds expensive.

Radar bonus: this imagined correspondence between SPY founders Graydon Carter and Kurt Anderson is brilliant. Beware: It’ll suck you in.

P.S. We met those guys once.

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