Just in Case
mentalflossr: The 1927 U.S. Plan to Invade Canada
Don’t you DARE ask God to help me!– last word of Joan Crawford, movie star (via historical-nonfiction)
Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a...– attributed to Cicero (via historical-nonfiction)
The Real World: Mental Hospital Edition
mentalflossr: This is the true story of three schizophrenics, who all believed they were Jesus Christ. It wasn’t long before they stopped being polite and started getting real crazy. In 1959, social psychologist Milton Rokeach wanted to test the strength of self-delusion. So, he gathered three patients, all of whom identified themselves as Jesus Christ, and made them live together in the same...
The Beatles, Jesus, and Acts of God
historical-nonfiction: During a newspaper interview in March 1966, John Lennon said that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus.” On August 13, radio station KLUE in Longview, Texas, organized a bonfire in which protesting Christians burned their Beatles records. The following day, the station’s broadcast tower was struck by lightning, rendering the news director unconscious and knocking...
The long silences need to be loved, perhaps more than the words which arrive...– Franz Wright, from “Home Remedy” (via the-final-sentence)
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise...– Walt Whitman, in his preface to Leaves of Grass