Tag Archive: literature

Caitlin of Ask a Mortician travels so New Mexico to find out.

Pic of the Day – 1/29/21

“Little Prince” eye makeup art by Tal Peleg.

Analyzing Evil: Nurse Ratched

I just finished reading One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, and it was GOOD.

YouTuber Ask A Mortician delves into the story of the Essex whaling ship, which became part of the inspiration for Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.”

The Marsh family from Faversham (in Kent, England) went viral with their lockdown adaptation of the Les Misérables song “One Day More.”

A Lovecraft/Rockwell mashup!

AW. “Goodnight Moon” as read by LeVar Burton to Neil deGrasse Tyson at #ArtemisonAudible event for Andy Weir’s new book at #NYCC2017.

Which Dracula movie adaptation is most faithful to the original Bram Stoker book? Cinemassacre wanted a definitive answer, so they selected 12 contenders and put them up to the test. This counts theatrical and television, but no sequels, spinoffs, or spoofs. My favorite came in a close 2nd!

Voynich Code – CRACKED!

A while back, I shared this video about one of the most mysterious books in the world, written in an unknown and indecipherable text. Well, it took a Bristol University linguist two weeks to figure out that it’s the only known example of written “proto-Romance” language, the precursor to Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, Romanian, Catalan, and Galician. “The language was ubiquitous in the Mediterranean during the Medieval period, but it was seldom written in official or important documents because Latin was the language of royalty, church, and government. As a result, proto-Romance was lost from the record, until now.”

Read more here: https://phys.org/news/2019-05-bristol-academic-voynich-code-century-old.html

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).

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