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Ozark Season 2 – The Langmore admission letter

“An undercurrent of savagery pervaded my life long before the violence truly began. My dad made grand theft auto seem like a good career path, like we were entrepreneurs in a start-up. Only our start-up was the motor of someone else’s car or truck or boat.” “My childhood traumas are not like yours. My mother’s… Read more »

Ozark Season 2 – Quote about depression

“I have a brother. He is manic-depressive, and he has been a mess his whole life. And I have spent much of my life resenting him and what he put my family through. To me, he was indulgent, and he was embarrassing, and, quite frankly, he was weak. And then, ten years ago, I fell… Read more »

The Cultural Side of Vegas

You wouldn’t think Las Vegas would be the cultural treasure chest is really is, especially upon first glance when you can’t really see beyond the many casinos and bright twinkling lights that it is most famous for. You don’t expect to find the vast number of museums in Vegas that you will find in other… Read more »

The Basics of a Trip to Vegas

If you’re planning a trip to Vegas in the near future there are a few basic things you should know. First things first, walking shoes are a must for any trip to Vegas. You will probably be spending a lot of time on your feet and will need shoes that can handle standing in lines… Read more »

Visiting Scarborough, UK

Scarborough is a small coastal town on the North Sea in North Yorkshire in the UK. It’s a solid 4h drive from where I live and I had to do it in one of the first big downpours in two months. Talk about luck! It’s got a population just over 61k making it about a… Read more »

Looking for some help to translate from Elvish (Tolkien)

J.R.R. Tolkien created many languages throughout his life. He wrote in one of his letters that the tales of Middle-earth (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, etc) grew from these languages, rather than the languages being created for use in the stories. Tolkien also created a number of different alphabets to write… Read more »

Doctor Foster or the story of the Psycho Ex

So I’ve binge-watched all of season 1 and all of season 2 of the BBC drama called “Doctor Foster”. While at first I was enthralled about the story of a wive’s discovery of her husband’s affair with a younger woman, I soon started to feel for the poor guy. The first season ends with him… Read more »

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Oldest Joke in the World

According to Paul McDonald at the University of Wolverhampton, it’s this 3900-year-old one, from 1900BC in Sumeria: Something which has never occurred since time immemorial: a young woman did not fart in her husband’s lap. (I don’t get it either!) The oldest British joke dates back to the 10th Century and reveals the bawdy face of… Read more »