"A Sticky Situation" (1960) by Carl Barks
I like how advertising is literally still exactly as sexist as they’re joking about in this comic from 54 years ago.
I’m a literally cringing at this subject line. Patton Oswalt engulfed by flames?
while the bathroom is being worked on at space 1026 we have to use the bathroom in the greyhound bus station next door and while it’s inconvenient it is at least an interesting scene in there. first off, a lot of people just hanging around in the bathroom. it’s like the bus station version of a…
It’s 1859. Your father is a prominent Republican and former member of Congress; soon, he’ll be nominated to run for president of the United States. You’re a fresh-faced 16-year-old, just arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from Illinois. You’re living the dream still shared by students across America: Enrolling in Harvard College. Veritas shall be yours.
And then you fail the entrance exam. Major bummer.
This is not the sepia-toned fever dream of a future history major, suffering night terrors as he anxiously awaits admissions decisions on April 1. No, this was the unfortunate fate of Robert Todd Lincoln, the 16th president’s oldest son. He failed the test he needed to get into college because of “limited preparation,” wrote historian James T. Hickey, which presumably means “he didn’t study.”
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Into the flaming peach she sped,
Passing through fastness of flesh
Down juicy channels. Her red head
Turned regularly, like a worm’s,
Hale in its element of fire.
She met the fruit of its own terms.
She tunneled into its embrace
And sank her teeth into its flesh
Utterly heedless of disgrace.
Then, when her seeking mouth had reached
Its cold, hard core, she smiled like fire,
So full, so fully self-impeached.
Holi is a popular springtime celebration observed on the last full moon of the lunar month
“Certainly, you can see a birthday coming from many miles away, and it should not be a shock or a surprise when it happens.”
Happy birthday, David Cronenberg. Read his introduction to a new translation of The Metamorphosis.