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The Easter Sunday Intertitle: Faded Starlight

Watching the LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD series from 1927 is like reading Ring Lardner’s short stories, which I recently did, where the characters are always discussing their favourite movie idols, and it’s always people you’ve barely heard of, if at all. 147 more words

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  • “As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.” ~
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The Struggles of the Artist

“Every man who writes, or paints, or composes knows by hard experience that there are days when his ideas flow freely and clearly and days when the they are dammed up damnably.

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Henry Louis Mencken On Truth

Henry Louis Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956)

As for me, I am never absolutely certain that I am right, and for the plain reason that I am never absolutely certain that anything is true. 93 more words

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JULY 11, 1921: BATHTUBS OF THE PRESIDENTS II -- SPLISH SPLASH, I WAS STUCK IN THE BATH

Former President William Howard Taft became the tenth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on July 11, 1921,  serving until his death in 1930. He was the only person to ever hold both positions. 227 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

JULY 9, 1850: BATHTUBS OF THE PRESIDENTS I -- OLD RUB-A-DUB-DUB

BATHTUBS OF THE PRESIDENTS I — OLD RUB-A-DUB-DUB

Millard Fillmore ominously assumed the presidency as number 13 when President Zachary Taylor, “Old Rough and Ready,” was ready to push up presidential daisies in 1850. 345 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Trolls

For something sufficiently toad troll-like
Squats in me, too.
Bastardization of Larkin’s “Toads”

Originating in the dark caverns of the Scandinavian subconscious, trolls have undergone a sort of metamorphosis over the ages. 761 more words

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