Why am I an expert on the glorious written word? One of the many answers is as simple as this: Paper. I am a cat, and paper is a necessity for enjoying our superior existence. Why that isn’t enough for you ridiculous humans to accept is beyond me.
Reply All, simply put, is a show about the Internet. In one of their recent episodes (Episode 28 to be exact), they start off with an email that was sent to the wrong address. This simple mis-type leads us to a remarkable glimpse of history into the Girl Guides (who we Americans know as the Girl Scouts) and a single troop’s survival story within Weihsien Concentration Camp during World War II.
Question: Three stags walk into Powell’s, and each comes out with a book of his choosing: Alan, ever the dreamer, gets Summer House with Swimming Pool; J.T., who lives above the Dancers and Prancers nightclub, opts for To Rise Again at a Decent Hour; and Terrance, the stubborn one, chooses Can’t and Won’t: Stories. If there are six antlers, twelve hooves, and three tails between them, how many books, deerest reader, did they pay for?
Answer: Two! The third they got for free thanks to Powell’s More Books for Your Bucks Sale! No heads or tails about it.
My favorite piece of furniture in my bedroom growing up was my three-shelf bookcase. As an adult, the bookcase is still supreme in my apartment…and the total count is five. Unfortunately, the bags of books on the floor signify that number six needs to join the family.
There is something telling about knowing an origin or a birthplace. The Grasshopper cocktail was first invented in New Orleans. Stephen King writes his novels while staring out at the Maine foliage. Knowing these fun facts just adds a bit of…color…to your experience.