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Your posts are so thought out and they're like a labor of love.
By Francisco Daum, at 8:57 PM, January 08, 2006
Ya! Books. Nice use of a cat in a video. You were brave to go up to all those folks in the store. Go Josh!
By Bre, at 10:11 PM, January 08, 2006
Yippie! Books!!!Save the local bookstores!!(and save Wonder Woman from Satan!:)
By schlomo rabinowitz, at 10:13 PM, January 08, 2006
Hardy Boys! Star Wars cards!oh the <333...
By Khoa Lam, at 10:54 PM, January 08, 2006
the alfred hitchcock book you pan by quickly going down the wall, is also in my dining room.read most of it.
By chris weagel, at 1:33 AM, January 09, 2006
Liked the cat and especially loved the bookstore owner's earrings. I knew he had a wild side hidden in him!http://beccavlog.blogspot.com
By Becca, at 1:34 AM, January 09, 2006
Josh Leo is so gorgeous.
By De-Atrophier, at 2:18 AM, January 09, 2006
What is a Book?
By ZuDfunck, at 11:03 AM, January 09, 2006
Grand Rapids bureau of tourism should really consider paying you for all the great videos you do of that town. I love the nifty little places you show us!
By Mongo Brain, at 11:53 AM, January 09, 2006
I have that 9/11 Time magazine in plastic! -taxiplasmhttp://gnitseretni.blogspot.com
By french/new/wave/nerd, at 1:56 PM, January 10, 2006
Josh, did you get my VlogCats e-mail? My stats tell me that only two people have downloaded the video, so I'm wondering if the message was lost in your junk mail. Please check, I made the video just for you!Kitka
By Ms. Kitka, at 3:20 PM, January 10, 2006
oi. i wanted to comment on your hot dog piece. i was a little worried for a while there that you weren't going to put yesterdog into the line-up. definetly worth the wait though. next time you're craving a hot dog. ask for any type of dog at yesterdog but add the words "slut dog." trust me. your argos bookstore piece is also great. a guy. a camera. and the weird town of g-rap. everyone in my fx class loves your stuff. mad props.
By lisa warmels, at 9:04 PM, January 10, 2006
What a GREAT video. I love old books and I love the love that you have for the old book store. Such fun.
By Bev Sykes, at 12:59 PM, January 11, 2006
nice cinematography (sp?) i liked a lot of the shots you used. your interviews were solid too, i kinda want to go to a bookstore now.
By shawnsninja, at 8:11 PM, January 11, 2006
Old books smell good.
By missbhavens, at 12:42 PM, January 12, 2006
Other than antique stores, there's nothing like that in the UP. Books are a lot like old houses, too--people live in them, in a sense. I like the way you mention the importance of books as artifacts--we're constantly living out of all the history that went before . . .Books better not ever go digital!Nate
By Nate & Rachel, at 3:26 PM, January 13, 2006
Hey Josh, thanks for swinging by our blog. We have been devouring your vlog since I stumbled across it a couple of weeks ago. You inspired me to post some video on our blog. You rule!
By Brad, at 12:29 AM, January 14, 2006
As always, FANTASTICALLY done. Good to see someone with such a love for old books. I like old books, old houses, and more importantly, old people. They all can show/tell us so much about the past.
By Scott Walker, at 11:51 AM, January 14, 2006
All this vlog needed was names underneath the talking heads with a solid backdrop. It adds a professional edgeMr. Man-Owner Argo BooksMiss Woman - Avid reader
By Michael Tyas, at 2:04 PM, January 14, 2006
HELL YESSSfor this videothese kinds of videos are so importantquick before they put up a new barnes and nobles for god sake.
By ryanne hodson, at 3:09 PM, January 14, 2006
Dang, Vista needs a book store like that (cat included).
By Ben, at 2:50 AM, January 15, 2006
Josh, thank God I don't live in Grnad Rapids.... I would ruin myself in that bookstore!!!! My wife would leave me fo good!!!!!
By JuanFalla, at 3:31 AM, January 17, 2006
hey josh,there are sooo many vlogs out there that I'm amazed that I just happen to stumble and fall and stub my toe on your little niche of creativity that you've managed to carve out of your space of cyber...and I don't know what it is about book stores and cat's but my fav used book stores in Seattle (Twice sold tales) are a haven for some really cool cats as well...and just because I happen to be talking to myself...about cat's...I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce to you my cat...her name is 'Jasmine...well what I wanted to say was...It's been wonderful stumbling upon your vlog...and didn't know stumbling could be so much funkeep on vlogginghonk if u vlog!!!tootles
By RalphBuckley, at 10:13 PM, January 17, 2006
Bravo! Josh Leo.So enjoyable, and a comfy video.You document a reality I may never be able to visit in person. Superb!
By mrmultiple2, at 2:01 AM, January 18, 2006
I always enjoy your pieces. How do you find the time to do all of this?Question: You probably get asked this alot but ... what settings do you use to export your video? Your video always looks better than mine. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks! And keep up the great work.
By Curt, at 1:13 PM, January 22, 2006
An amazing Vlog, Josh. I was blown away at how professional it was. I have never honestly downloaded a video blog before. But in this case it was well worth it. btw, Argos rules!
By Anonymous, at 6:29 PM, January 31, 2006
The tour was great. That jazz piano set just the right tone for the piece.Stores like this can only exist in a place where "room" isn't so expensive. They used to have a "book row" in NYC with one store after another like this.High rent did them in. However, if you get to NYC, check out The Strand Bookstore at 12th Street and Broadway.I believe it is probably the biggest old/used/new bookstore in the world.You can even get "new books" for half price because they were "review copies" which have been read once (perhaps).Old books are great when you still have space in your new apartment. However, after a while they can get just too overwhelming.You realize that no matter how many great books you collect, you'll never match the collection in even a small local library.Today, of course, books have been displaced, more or less, by the Internet.
By Randolfe Wicker, at 5:36 AM, February 02, 2006
By Randolfe Wicker, at 5:37 AM, February 02, 2006
Great work! Thanks for honoring my neighborhood. It really is one of the finest places in GR...no pretentions, very eclectic and genuine. The jazz melody was wonderful. A great piece on Argos. Sure enjoy watching your work.
By Shahryar, at 10:53 PM, February 02, 2006
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