The origins of the word “utopia” are a bit unclear, as well as little ambiguous. The word was coined by lawyer, philosopher, author and eventual saint, Sir Thomas More in his 1516 book Utopia about an imaginary society of perfect well-being. The word comes from the Greek — but which actual root words — that’s up for …
In 1931, Frederic March was cast in Paramount Studios’ film version — the sixth one since 1908 — of the Robert Louis Stevenson study in psychology Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The production was made five years before the Hayes Code that monitored morality in motion pictures. The film contained some pretty strong sexual content …
“There a painless death awaits him who can no longer bear the sorrows of this life.” — Robert W. Chambers, The King in Yellow
“Abba, daba, daba, daba, daba, daba, dab” Means “Monk, I love but you” “Abba, daba, dab, ” in monkey talk Means “Chimp, I love you too” Then the big baboon, one night in June He married them, and very soon They went upon their abba daba honeymoon
I once had a friend who refused to eat mushrooms because she hated the squeaking sound she heard in her head when she chewed them. And that wasn’t even the weirdest thing about her.
You better believe me. I’m a great big deal.
Come take batting practice with us, Danny…. for ever and ever and ever.
Peter was feeling especially lucky today. Illustration Friday suggested “talisman” back in 2009. Here is my illustration from then.
“The piano ain’t got no wrong notes.” ― Thelonious Monk