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The We Are Become Pals book is here! You can buy it right now, for $16 in hardcover! It is a book that feels nice to read, and feels nice to hold in your hand. In hardcover it makes the perfect gift for your own best friend.

Itís a hard book to describe, but this is the blurb we came up with:

We are Become Pals is the story of Jane and Helen, and of their friendship. As with all friendships, it is a story filled with cops, lockpicks, astronauts, secret codes, face punching and quiet moments where you realize that you arenít alone in the world.

The hardcover has all the original chapters (which you can still read online for free right here), and all new material that follows their friendship further into their lives, as they get old and crotchety and awesome together.


Last week, I came across this amazing site called Passport Index. It lists all the available passports in the world, and allows you to organize them by various different rubrics. Most appealing to my visual sensibility is to arrange them by by colour, but probably the most interesting is by Rank, which arranges the passports according to how many countries the holder can visit without a visa. You UK and USA passport holders top out that list, with 147 countries.