“Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives…and to the “good life”, whatever it is and wherever it happens to be.”—Hunter S. Thompson
Exploding head syndrome is a rare and relatively undocumented parasomnia event in which the subject experiences a loud bang in their head similar to a bomb exploding, a gun going off, a clash of cymbals or any other form of loud, indecipherable noise that seems to originate from inside the head.
It’s slightly amazing to get a little choked up about something relatively unnecessary like the “In Memorium” part of the Emmys (don’t judge me, I’ve been a die-hard Dixie Carter & “Golden Girls” fan since middle school!) and in doing so realize that you’re so stupidly happy all the time that you cannot remember the last time you cried.
“Lots of readers also lodged complaints against eating meat, mistreating animals, believing in God, practicing organized religion, driving SUVs, and the societal practice of pairing off in monogamous relationships.”—The Atlantic’s Daily Dish asked its readers, “What widely accepted practice, custom or societal norm do you regard as irrational, absurd, offensive, silly, nonsensical, counterproductive, or morally wrong?” (via Jezebl)
“There’s room today for a publication aimed at teen-agers…. Everyone treats them as though they’re silly, swooning bobby soxers. I think they’re young adults and should be treated accordingly.”—Helen Valentine, founder Seventeen magazine