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I saw a young woman with a really big beehive hairdo today. I’ve seen that style in photographs from the 60s and in cartoons, but I think this is the first one I’ve seen in real life. That was an aside.
The two best slang words to come out of the 60s were “drag” and “groovy.” We should use those words more.
Somebody wrote a book attempting to discredit Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by documenting alleged infidelities. If they are true, then I think the lesson we should take away from this is that it’s possible to do great things, world changing things, even if we are deeply flawed as individuals. That’s inspiring to me, and …
“Astronomers know what stars are, but astrologers know what stars are for.” I don’t really believe that, but it’s a fun thing to say just to judge people’s reactions. I bet it’d get quite a rise out of Neil deGrasse Tyson.
I worked with a woman once who had gone to prison as a teenager and not released until her early thirties. She told me that the first thing she did when she got out was go to the grocery store to buy a pack of gum. Gum wasn’t allowed in prison, and it had become …
I was standing against the wall, waiting for someone. Two old friends were sitting side by side on a bench nearby. The first said, “I’m seventy-three now. I feel like once you’re past sixty-five, you’re into overtime.” The other one considered this for a moment, then added, “Sudden death.” And they both laughed.
The only time people use the word “lest” anymore is on Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day, when they like to say, “Lest we forget.” It’s a pompous, pretentious word, and I don’t care for it.
Four men who look better with a mustache: Alan Jackson Sam Elliot Tom Selleck Freddie Mercury
Maybe the universe isn’t really impossibly big. Maybe we are just very, very, small. Somehow that idea is a lot less scary for me.
If you have an old CD of an old album, on the back it will say: This compact disc contains program transferred from analog tape, and therefore may contain some tape hiss and other anomalies that exist with analog recording. If you have a new CD of an old album, on the front it will …
It doesn’t bother me that Brian Williams inflated a story to make himself look better. Guys do that in bars all the time. What bothers me is that he perpetuated a false narrative which led to a war that killed over a million people, created several million homeless refugees, and continues to rage on long …
So, a few nights ago I dreamed I was a tea bag. Not that I was drinking tea, or preparing tea, but that I was an actual bag of tea, immersed in water. I think it’s the only time I’ve ever dreamt I was an inanimate object. If the universe was trying to send me …
I think a lot of the “terrorists” the government has been rounding up (1,2) are really just mentally ill. Instead of goading them into saying something incriminating so they can be thrown in jail, they should be goading them into treatment.
There’s something about the artwork for Nancy that has always appealed to me- this one in particular. 😀
Malcolm Young has had an amazing life. He’s been the heart and soul of one of the most successful rock bands of all time for over forty years. I’m sorry to see him step out of the limelight, particularly since it’s not on his own terms (link), but man: what a life he’s had.
The headline reads “Back-to-back bird strikes prompt new call to address danger,” and I thought, “Oh, that’s nice.” But it turns out they weren’t interested in the danger to the birds at all. They just care about their stupid planes.
Mona and I had lunch today at a restaurant we had never been to before. It had taxidermied animals on the walls in “humorous” positions. It really bothered me that they had so little respect for life that they thought it was funny to make dioramas out of their corpses. We won’t be going back.
Did you know that Henry Kissinger is still alive? The news caught me by surprise!