I got "Wool & Wanker" and am committed to never drinking anywhere else again.
ETA: Unless it's at the "Rum & Stirrup" hahaaaa.
ETTAAAA: "Clown & Farthing" lol it's like Crown. I'm almost done.
By JLA on You Are Not a Descendant
@Apocalypstick You should talk to the British.
I was about to go on my rant about how I wish Wikipedia offered an option to turn off images by default, then I stopped and thought "Huh… are you sure they don't? Did you ever check?" AND THEY TOTALLY DO, so I'm going to do that.
This will be so helpful, not just because I don't need to see botfly ravages or necrotizing fasciitis when I hit "random entry" but also because one of my long-term writing projects requires me to research a thing about which I am phobic, and now I'll be able to read about it without also implanting images into my imagination.
@Apocalypstick Well, first off, that's a rude comment to write on this woman's personal essay, and I hardly think the majority of Americans are obsessed with ancestry.
But secondly: Our country is comparatively new. We're a nation of immigrants, and unlike much of Europe, we don't have many 400-year-old houses in the countryside or ancient ruins in the middle of the city, so links to the past are a bit more exciting for us than they might be to someone living in a nation that's existed for a thousand years or so. It's an identity thing. If your family's been in the same place for a couple hundred years, it might not be thrilling to learn your great great grandma once lived three towns over, but for many Americans that's not the case. Our grandfathers or great-great grandfathers immigrated here in the last hundred or two hundred years, and we want to know where and why and what their stories were. It's nice to know your roots.
Re. Scaphism, see also Mellified man :
After a century or so, the contents would have turned into a sort of confection reputedly capable of healing broken limbs and other ailments. This confection would then be carefully sold in street markets as a hard to find item with a hefty price.
Man. Mine is spot on and exactly what I needed to read. I want it like, on a post it that I can read all the time.
In fact...this might need to go on my fridge.
High-fives all around, fellow libras!
I've said it before and I'll say it again: if dog poop could speak, it would be in Pitbull's voice.
I thought I was the only one who had lengthy debates with self re conventional vs. organic bananas (conclusion, I have basically stopped eating bananas). Book recommendation jvzoo wso software review for your dad (and everyone who is vaguely interested in bananas): "Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World".
This might be my favorite thing that's ever happened on The Hairpin. Naturally, they all get 5 stars.
I'd like to add (with 5 stars, of course) my little old man dachshund who has his first tooth pulled yesterday, so he was all groggy and confused last night and just kept walking around the house making tiny little whimpering sounds. Don't worry folks, we snuggled super hard. And I hand-fed him his pain medicine, covered in peanut butter.