I am sticking with cock
Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Books in Idaho prisons: What's allowed, what isn't, and what they mean to those inside

quote [ KUNA ? About halfway through a Q&A after Anthony Doerr?s seminar at the Idaho State Correctional Institution last month, someone asked if it was the first time he?d spoken to a group of people in prison. The Boise-based, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist replied it was, indeed, the first. ]

And they wrote her name in the prison books
[SFW] [literature] [+1 Interesting]
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Monday, 4 November 2019

America's First Banned Book Really Ticked Off the Plymouth Puritans

quote [ The author, known as the ?Lord of Misrule,? had the audacity to erect a maypole in Massachusetts. ]

And you dance around the maypole
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Thursday, 31 October 2019

Bruce Chatwin was the internet before the internet existed

quote [ Chatwin also had a notoriously liberal relationship with ?the truth.? This indeed is one of the aspects of Chatwin?s work with which Herzog feels the deepest kindred. In Chatwin?s ?non-fiction? works like In Patagonia and The Songlines, he was often related events that did not in fact happen, or embellishe danthropological details to make them fit his theories more closely. ]

?In Patagonia? was pretty good. Article has deep thoughts, if a bit artsy.
[SFW] [literature] [+1 Interesting]
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Friday, 11 October 2019

Students burn author's book outside of Eagle Village

quote [ STATESBORO ? Students at Georgia Southern University burned a book, written by a New York Times contributor, after a Q&A session at her lecture became heated. ]

When book paper burns

[SFW] [literature] [+3]
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Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Harry Potter books removed from St. Edward Catholic School due to 'curses and spells'

quote [ The students at St. Edward Catholic School in Nashville can no longer check out the popular Harry Potter book series from their school's library. ]

Magical young man from the badlands
[SFW] [literature] [+2]
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Tuesday, 27 August 2019

The world's largest occult library has a public online archive

quote [ Amsterdam's Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica (AKA "The Ritman Library) houses more ths 25,000 occult texts, covering "Hermetics, Rosicrucians, Theosophy, alchemy, mysticism, Gnosis and Western Esotericism, Sufism, Kabbalah, Anthroposophy, Catharism, Freemasonry, Manichaeism, Judaica, the Grail, Esotericism, and comparative religion." ]

Occult traditions as well hidden secrets
[SFW] [literature] [+3 Good]
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Saturday, 24 August 2019

Harris?s List: The 18th Century Guide Book to London?s Prostitutes

quote [ For nearly four decades, from 1757 to 1795, an anonymous publisher in Covent Garden printed and published a small pocketbook-sized annual directory of prostitutes working in Georgian London. The crudely printed little booklet, which originally cost two shillings and sixpence each, carried a description of each lady, including her appearance, her personality, her sexual specialties and the price she charged. ]

Come talk freely in the garden of my lady
[SFW] [literature] [+4 Classy Pr0n]
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Friday, 5 July 2019

Ventilated Prose

quote [ His boss could not read Fuller?s reports, but found them perfectly intelligible when read aloud by the author. Fuller thought he remedied the problem by breaking up the text in the same way he read it aloud. Though this made the written text readable, it was not acceptable: it looked like ? eh, well, poetry, and the Phelps Dodge Corporation was not into poetry. ]

A little break /
never hurt anyone.

Thumb via Wikimedia
[SFW] [literature] [+3]
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Friday, 28 June 2019

The Quietus | Features | Anniversary | The Schrödinger?s Cat Trilogy By Robert Anton Wilson At 40

quote [ Revisiting the work of the American futurist and self-described agnostic mystic, Robert Anton Wilson, forty years since the publication of his Schrödinger?s Cat Trilogy, Sean Kitching finds the author?s questing vision more vital and necessary today than it has ever been. ]

Who is the master who makes the grass green?

[SFW] [literature] [+2]
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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Mocha Dick: The Whale That Inspired Moby Dick

quote [ About thirty kilometers off the coast of Chile is a small teardrop-shaped island called Mocha, inhabited by the indigenous Mapuche people. The island was well known among sailors, especially pirates and privateers, who used the island as their supply base, exchanging steel and manufactured goods for livestock, corn and potatoes. ]

Bad trip thanks to Moby Dick!
[SFW] [literature] [+2 Informative]
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