thank heaven for little grills

thank heaven for little grills

“By enabling farmers to generate food surpluses, food production permitted farming societies to support full-time craft specialists who did not grow their own food and who developed technologies. Besides sustaining scribes and inventors, food production FULL STORY

the frock makes the man

the frock makes the man

“PROUD PRELATE: You know what you were before I made you what you are now. If you do not immediately comply with my request, I will unfrock you, by God. –Elizabeth” This is a letter FULL STORY

the artful dodger

the artful dodger

  “Some people are ruminators and some people aren’t, and the ones who are can turn one bad incident into a lifetime of trauma. ‘You can’t let yourself think how close this shit is,’ O’Byrne FULL STORY

grab your partner

grab your partner

  ALVY I’ve a very pessimistic view of life. You should know that about me if we’re gonna go out, you know. I feel that life is divided up into the horrible and the miserable. FULL STORY

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

The Brain That Wouldn't Die

  “His affection for his present wife grew steadily. Her cleverness gave him no trouble, and, indeed, he liked to see her reading poetry or something about social questions; it distinguished her from the wives FULL STORY

nude human bridge

nude human bridge

  Dante: Excuse me, that man’s body is being used as a bridge. Hypocrite: Yes, everyone who comes by here walks on his writhing back. Dante: What did he do? Hypocrite: He sentenced a good FULL STORY

ear in the grass

ear in the grass

  “The average number of parts now added is ten. This includes most of the following: hair, eyes, pupils, ear, two or three parts at the neck, arm and fingers, leg and foot. The arm FULL STORY

you’re a dog

you're a dog

“Suddenly we are on that greyish borderland between science and philosophy, where everything depends on how one defines such things as ‘pain,’ ‘sentience,’ and ‘awareness’ in animals when humans have themselves barely begun exploring the FULL STORY

sans culottes

sans culottes

  “Half-way up they closed in on me and started talking. The girl said, ‘Look the crazy girl, you crazy like your mother. Your aunt frightened to have you in the house. She send you FULL STORY

an actor prepares

an actor prepares

  “Theoretically you might suppose that the ideal type of emotion memory would be one that could retain and reproduce impressions in all the exact details of their first occurrence, that they would be revived FULL STORY

guts

guts

  “I realize quietly what a terribly civilized person I am—the need I have for people, conversation, books, theater, music, cafés, drinks, and so forth. It’s terrible to be civilized, because when you come to FULL STORY

edith wharton was a hottie

edith wharton was a hottie

  “The real purpose of the window-curtain is to regulate the amount of light admitted to the room, and a curtain so arranged that it cannot be drawn backward and forward at will is but FULL STORY

My Gawd!

My Gawd!

  He, “Yackety yackety yackety.” She, “Chatter, chatter, chatter.” He, “What I said was, yackety yackety yackety.” She,”And what I said was, chatter, chatter, chatter.” He, “But can’t you see that I’m saying, ‘Yackety yackety FULL STORY

some kind of animal

some kind of animal

“It would be a good idea to clear up one possible source of misunderstanding at the very outset. To some people new to the idea of reincarnation, this concept suggests a series of lifetimes including FULL STORY