Terrible enchanted forms,
Dragon-women, men-wolf swarms!
Wilder yet the sounds are growing!
See, the archfiend comes, all-glowing!
From the ground
Hellish vapours rise around!
(Excerpt from The First Walpurgis-Night by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
The key to understanding the appeal of soap to thieves is realizing that they care less about an item’s price tag and more about the ease of finding a buyer. In other words, thieves want a liquid asset.
BBC Arena Documentary about the author, Philip K. Dick, from 1994.
Features Terry Gilliam, Fay Wheldon, Thomas M. Disch, Brian Aldiss, Paul Williams, Elvis Costello, and other friends and fans.
Excerpts read by Greg Proops.
Beautiful rings made out of wood and resin, custom made to order by Secret Wood.
Over time I learned that if you chat with a stranger, in the course of any kind of interaction (like buying a hot dog, or groceries) they’ll chat back with a powerful beam of pleasure. Slowly, like a creeping addiction to coffee, this became my drug of choice.
Pieter Hintjens, a terminally ill author/programmer writes a brilliant final blog post on life, dying, euthanasia and how to interact with the terminally ill.
Book and Bed is a hostel in Tokyo where you can sleep surrounded by thousands of books in English and Japanese. Each bunk is built into a huge bookshelf.