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Call Me Ishmael Is An Intimate, Multimedia Love Letter To Books
Leave a voicemail about a book you love and a story you’ve lived, the project asks.
It was a long flight, and one woman had brought Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese to occupy herself. When she got to the book’s saddest passage, she started sobbing. “I mean complete, shameless, snot flowing down my face sobbing,” she says. That’s when another woman sitting across the aisle from her handed her a tissue she had been holding in anticipation of this moment. “I read that book a few weeks ago, and I knew you were getting close,” she said.
This is one of many anonymous stories about books that has been told to Ishmael, of the site Call Me Ishmael, since it launched in June. The premise is simple: Anyone can call the site’s phone number and answer the prompt, “Leave a voicemail about a book you love and a story you’ve lived.”
Ishmael, who is voiced by TED-Ed director Logan Smalley, turns one of those voicemails each week into a video by sticking his iPhone to his typewriter with silly putty and running a transcription of the message through the roller to the speed of the audio. From a single prompt, the site has unleashed a wide range of stories.
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Call Me Ishmael Is An Intimate, Multimedia Love Letter To Books

Leave a voicemail about a book you love and a story you’ve lived, the project asks.

It was a long flight, and one woman had brought Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese to occupy herself. When she got to the book’s saddest passage, she started sobbing. “I mean complete, shameless, snot flowing down my face sobbing,” she says. That’s when another woman sitting across the aisle from her handed her a tissue she had been holding in anticipation of this moment. “I read that book a few weeks ago, and I knew you were getting close,” she said.

This is one of many anonymous stories about books that has been told to Ishmael, of the site Call Me Ishmael, since it launched in June. The premise is simple: Anyone can call the site’s phone number and answer the prompt, “Leave a voicemail about a book you love and a story you’ve lived.”

Ishmael, who is voiced by TED-Ed director Logan Smalley, turns one of those voicemails each week into a video by sticking his iPhone to his typewriter with silly putty and running a transcription of the message through the roller to the speed of the audio. From a single prompt, the site has unleashed a wide range of stories.

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True love is no match for a starchitect’s labyrinth. Yesterday, two lovebirds got engaged in the middle of Bjarke Ingels Group’s giant wooden maze inside the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The couple, identified by the National Building Museum as Erin O’Connor and Peter Dwyer, went to the museum on their first date.
The whole heartwarming event was filmed from a balcony:
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True love is no match for a starchitect’s labyrinth. Yesterday, two lovebirds got engaged in the middle of Bjarke Ingels Group’s giant wooden maze inside the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The couple, identified by the National Building Museum as Erin O’Connor and Peter Dwyer, went to the museum on their first date.

The whole heartwarming event was filmed from a balcony:

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Artist Arrested For Letting People 3-D Print Models Of Her Vagina
Megumi Igarashi loves pussy.
More precisely, the 42-year-old designer loves her own pussy. Constructed from molds of Igarashi’s genitalia, the artist’s body of work includes a vagina lampshade, a vagina kayak, vagina smartphone cases, vagina dioramas, vagina toys, and more. But the Tokyo police don’t share Igarashi’s predilections, at least, not in an official capacity.
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Artist Arrested For Letting People 3-D Print Models Of Her Vagina

Megumi Igarashi loves pussy.

More precisely, the 42-year-old designer loves her own pussy. Constructed from molds of Igarashi’s genitalia, the artist’s body of work includes a vagina lampshade, a vagina kayak, vagina smartphone cases, vagina dioramas, vagina toys, and more. But the Tokyo police don’t share Igarashi’s predilections, at least, not in an official capacity.

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With a blockbuster app that lets users share secrets with strangers, Whisper CEO Michael Heyward is building a new kind of community—the anonymous kind. 
"With Whisper, Heyward’s aim was to go after the unshared “whitespace” — say, the emotions you might feel when you don’t have a sweet Instagram photo or tweet to share.
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With a blockbuster app that lets users share secrets with strangers, Whisper CEO Michael Heyward is building a new kind of community—the anonymous kind. 

"With Whisper, Heyward’s aim was to go after the unshared “whitespace” — say, the emotions you might feel when you don’t have a sweet Instagram photo or tweet to share.

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