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Monday, 13 November 2017

'I Jumped From The Window' And Other Illustrations American Slave Trade (1817)

quote [ An Account of the Manner in which the Slave Dealers take Free People from some of the United States of America, and carry them away, and sell them as Slaves in other of the States; and of the horrible Cruelties practised in the carrying on of this most infamous Traffic ]

Don't you touch the flesh, the fragile flesh
[SFW] [literature] [+3 Underrated]
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Friday, 27 October 2017

Defining the Demonic

quote [ Although Jacques Collin de Plancy?s Dictionnaire infernal, a monumental compendium of all things diabolical, was first published in 1818 to much success, it is the fabulously illustrated final edition of 1863 which secured the book as a landmark in the study and representation of demons. Ed Simon explores the work and how at its heart lies an unlikely but pertinent synthesis of the Enlightenment and the occult. ]

On his horse of crimson fire
[SFW] [literature] [+2 Interesting]
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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Audiobooks for the Damned

quote [ Books from the shelves of Purgatory read aloud for your listening pleasure. Unabridged and unauthorized. ]

Ever since school days
[SFW] [literature] [+5 Good]
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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Yoda stars in Saudi textbook blunder

quote [ A picture of the Star Wars character sitting beside the late King Faisal is mistakenly included. ]

"They were both "wise, strong and always calm". seems legit
[SFW] [literature] [+5 Funny]
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Thursday, 21 September 2017

How a Mark Twain Travel Book Turned Palestine into a Desert

quote [ The Innocents Abroad, the most famous 19th-century account of Palestine, is in the end an elaborate, sustained joke at the expense of the peoples and places of the Mediterranean. ]

Many years ago on the Mississippi riverboats
[SFW] [literature] [+1 Informative]
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Friday, 25 August 2017

Did This Book Buy Its Way Onto The New York Times Bestseller List?

quote [ How does a book with such a low Amazon ranking that?s ?temporarily out of stock? suddenly become the most read book in YA? ]

TLDR: The NYT bestseller list counts preorders as "sales", even if they're never actually paid for.
[SFW] [literature] [+3 Interesting]
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Thursday, 3 August 2017

The Satirical Origins of the Meritocracy

quote [ In 1958, Michael Young published a book called The Rise of the Meritocracy as a satirical criticism of the concept of meritocracy. ]

People missing satire and adopting a term that was meant to ridicule them? Color me surprised.
[SFW] [literature] [+5 Sad]
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Friday, 21 July 2017

Who?s Who? Who Cares

quote [ How the ?Who?s Who? concept of reference books devolved from a genuinely useful idea into a very costly form of vanity publishing. ]

Who are you?
Who, who, who, who?
[SFW] [literature] [+3 Interesting]
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Monday, 17 July 2017

Doctor Faust's handy guide to conjuring up demons

quote [ Faust was a scholar and a Doctor of Philosophy. He was an itinerant alchemist, astrologer, magician, and occultist. He performed magic tricks in shows and wrote horoscopes on commission. During his life, he was variously described as a trickster, a fraud, and a con man?-mainly due to customers dissatisfied with their horoscopes. ]

Watch out or you'll get your wish
[SFW] [literature] [+1 Interesting]
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