That's why you have a crick in your neck.
— Lily on me drinking the last bits of a London Fog
I am both an intimate part of this beautiful world and also very not.
— @mcmubria
He's thirsty.
— Lily on turkey
I invented the concept.
— A on rabbi cakes for years of rabbinical school*
Reliance on revelation made Joseph and the other visionaries appear marginal, but like marginal people before them, the prohets aimed a question at the heart of their culture: if believers in the Bible dismissed revelation in the present, could they defend revelation in the past?
— Richard Lyman Bushman, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling
Recently, the founders of DOGE-inspired memecoin Shiba Inu Coin sent Vitalik Buterin half of all existing SHIB (presumably in an attempt to convince other traders that the Ethereum cofounder is fan). After Buterin donated more than $1 billion worth to India for Covid relief, he “burned” the majority of his remaining SHIB, removing them from circulation. Via a message on Ethereum blockchain, he warned other developers: “PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ME COINS OR POWER IN YOUR PROJECT WITHOUT MY CONSENT!”
— Coinbase Bytes, "🐕 A brief history of Dogecoin"
When I was a kid I came up with this delusion that I remembered every license plate I'd ever seen.
— Lily
So excited to retire.
— Lily as she falls asleep
The contestants’ investigations of Mr. Donohue had all the signal traits of a normal social media hunt gone awry — largely, that you assume your conclusion and go looking for evidence.
— Ben Smith, "I’ll Take ‘White Supremacist Hand Gestures’ for $1,000," The New York Times
— Sign on stantion in front of Honeycomb Creamery
The world is a hive of bible-making... In the Book of Mormon reading, the Bible becomes not the book of books, but the mother scripture for a brood of bibles. Divine revelation cannot be confined; it is delivered wherever people will listen. The Book of Mormon not only prepares the way for itself by ridiculing those who think the Bible sufficient; it warns readers against restricting God in the present. Revelation may break forth anywhere and anytime.
— Richard Lyman Bushman, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling
What is most interesting about Joseph Smith is that people believed him.
— Richard Lyman Bushman, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling
Arnold H. Aronson
— Letterhead
Dear *checks notes* SOIL @solidobjectives Glad u like teh memez but we don't make them to give u clout so u can advertise ur job postings to millennials
— @dank.lloyd.wright
Last month the creators of SHIB released a white paper, which they called a "woofpaper". In the woofpaper they revealed that they sent 50% of all SHIB, roughly 505 billion coins, to Vitalik's wallet without his knowledge.
— Brian Warner, "The Creator Of Ethereum Was Unwittingly Gifted Half Of A Dog Meme Cryptocurrency. That Gift Is Now Worth $14 Billion,"
"We found things that didn't belong there based on shop drawings," said Frank Crosher, a security engineer who worked on the site from 1980 to 1982 and managed the embassy security team from Washington until 1986. "We found cables in the concrete as well as design discrepancies, millions of bits of data."
Along the way, they discovered interconnecting systems so sophisticated that they could not be removed from the steel and concrete columns, the beams, the pre-cast floor slabs and sheer walls between the columns. They found electronic "packages" where a piece of steel reinforcement in the flooring should have been, and resonating devices that allowed the Russians to monitor precisely both electronic and verbal communications.
... It was then that the C.I.A. admitted for the first time that the Soviets had successfully incorporated complex and impenetrable surveillance systems into the building structure.
— Elaine Sciolino, "The Bugged Embassy Case: What Went Wrong," The New York Times
Dandelion flowers open each morning and close each night. (Sometimes they don't open at all on cloudy days.)
Friends of Mount Auburn
— Hat
So we're making our own wasps.
— Jerry on IPM
Alexa, play ninety three point seven fm.
— Lily randomly guessing the correct radio station the Red Socks game was on