“Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth — more than ruin — more even than death…. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.”
Happy Monday…I think.
The fear and loathing got to be too much for Hunter S. Thompson. If everything goes well his ashes will be fired out of a cannon. Gonzo.
The Ebooks page has been updated. A PDF is available for the new additon. The rest will be converted soon.
The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim – This First World War spy novel is a string of clichés…evil Germans, identical non-twins, the revenge of spurned lovers, ghosts, family curses, loyal retainers…but it's a well made string of clichés. A caveat, E. Phil is a dead white Anglican Briton and writes that way; non-whites, non-Anglicans, and non-Britons are poorly dealt with.
Dash it all, old bean! Sticky wicket, that, wot?
From Wikiquote's Latin Phrases.
Bene vixit qui bene latuit – "He lives well who lives unnoticed." – Ovid.
An espresso machine helps.
The Unfact™ Of The Week.
The Unfact™ is, to the best of our knowledge, completely false and unsupportable. We are not responsible for any consequences that are bound to occur if you are silly enough to believe it.
The Two Rivers, Minnesota soda fountain that invented the sundae also invented another dish, the windsdae. The windsdae featured beet ice cream and saspirilla sauce. It never became as popular the sundae, but is still available in parts of rural Minnesota and North Dakota.
Onae, eallyrae! Itwae iswae absolutelywae uetrae!
Things Ray Says #106:
"The book is always better than the movie."
(Insert rimshot here.)
“If there is, in fact, a Heaven and a Hell, all we know for sure is that Hell will be a viciously overcrowded version of Phoenix.”
Hunter S. Thompson
Happy Monday! Damned bats!