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When Marketing is Worse than Spam

I got email today from Herman Melville which is creepy. The subject line was holiday related yet sexually explicit, which made it even creepier. I ignored it because people use subject lines like that to lure you in, to pique your interest. 838 more words

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Great Maritime Quotes from the 19th Century

1. “Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp drizzly november in my soul… Whenever I find myself involuntarily passing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand on me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off — then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.” 481 more words