Tag Archives: People

Quotable #49: Victims

“It is not at all uncommon for someone to arrive at a scene of brutality or injustice and, with a sympathetic murmur or heroic flourish, attack the victim. It happens all the time.” — Renata Adler, Speedboat, 1976 Advertisements

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Gleanings From The Past #44

Ad A young gentleman on the point of being married, is desirous of meeting a man of experience who will dissuade him from such a step. — Advertisement publised in the London Times, 1890, cited in The Golden Book Magazine, Vol. … Continue reading

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Quotable #35: Gossips

“We call talking about other people’s personal lives ‘gossip’ only if we aren’t or weren’t part of the conversation.” — Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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Gleanings From The Past #31

I Fell We have heard of the fall of Lucifer, and the fall of Cromwell, and the fall of Wolsey, but one of the pleasantest tumbles upon record was that of a Mr. John Fell, who, when he removed from … Continue reading

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No Broadband Internet For Today, Oh The Joy

I have never published a post using the WordPress mobile app since I find the app too wonky for my taste. While, the desktop version of WordPress is far from perfect, I would choose it over the app any day. … Continue reading

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Quotable #26: The Internet

“The internet is where some people go to show their true intelligence; others, their hidden stupidity.”  — Criss Jami, Healology, 2016

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Angelo Faticoni: A Man They Could Not Drown

Angelo Faticoni (1859-1931) was a professional stunt artist who performed a number of impressive feats of buoyancy such as staying afloat in the water for fifteen hours despite having a twenty pounds of lead tied to his ankle and swimming … Continue reading

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