Category: Reading


There’s no better way to sound smart than by dropping a perfectly timed quote from some well-respected literature. It shows that you’re both well-read and possess the stunning intellect to memorize whole chunks of books in the off chance that you might need it at some point (and barely anyone ever considers the implication that you just have way too much free time).

A windmill at Campo de Criptana, Spain, where Cervantes wrote “Don Quixote,” photographed by Jontxu Fernandez.

Pic of the Day – 12/9/18

An abandoned theater converted into a bookstore in Buenos Aires, by photographer Thomas Martin McShane.

He was a self-confessed freak, a maniac, a drug fiend greatly enamored with guns, whiskey, and quantities of hallucinogens that could knock out entire metropolises at a time. Today, we’re speeding into ten lesser known facts about Gonzo himself, Hunter S. Thompson.

Tornadoes? Or Lovecraft’s Chuthlu? Or maybe, Photoshop. 🙂

Pic of the Day – 2/8/18

Miniature books.

The Secrets of Nature explores the world’s most mysterious book, written in an indecipherable language, and puts it to all the tests of history and science.

My fantasy reading / napping room.

Johnny T tries to understand William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”

Guide for Dating Undated Maps

From the genius behind XKCD.com, a guide to figuring out the age of an undated world map. Click here for a full-size version.

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