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Quote of the Day

“In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” – Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Quote Of The Day

Fall Reading

Summer is over and I have not read a single book. Needless to say, I’m disappointed with myself. I’ve picked up a few and read at least 3 chapters of one, but then my thoughts drift and five pages go by without a single word staying with me. 250 more words

Daily Thoughts

It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited.

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The Weight of History and Memory

As we pause today, feeling the weight of history and memory, honoring the terrible losses of 2001, I also hold tight to the memory of that all-too brief moment when the whole world felt united in our humanity, rather than enraged by our differences. 37 more words


Douglas Adams and Toilet Humour

“It is of course perfectly natural to assume that everyone else is having a far more exciting time than you. Human beings, for instance, have a phrase that describes this phenomenon, ‘The other man’s grass is always greener.’

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Bad Poets of Pop Culture: A Brief Survey

Are you a bad poet? Are your rhymes ridiculous? Your meter mediocre? Your enjambments a joke? Well, take heart, gentle friend: you’re not alone. Some of the best characters in fiction of all kinds also happen to be terrible poets — whether their deficiency is played for laughs (or tears) or whether they’re actually so bad they’re kind of good. 1,484 more words