It played an important role into as the predecessor of modern street newspapers, even though Hobo News was published only once a month.
The poem was written by Martin Niemöller, a German Lutheran pastor: First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, … Continue reading A touching poem about World War II
Ironically, it can also be used as a grammatical ejaculation (a short sentence that expresses a strong feeling, often consisting of a single word).
This once again shows the extreme popularity Elvis had at the time. Eventually this became a punchline and a catchphrase.
Of course, hes a fictional player invented by Private Eye, a satirical British magazine.
"A" is for Alibi was written by Sue Grafton in 1982. The novel is based on a murder case where the victim dies after taking medication that had the content of the tablet substituted to a toxic substance. What makes the story even more interesting is that Sue was going through a divorce and many … Continue reading Writing a crime novel fantasizing about killing her own husband
You think you've heard all about plots? Well, there's this novel " '—All You Zombies—' " by Robert A. Heinlein. Apart from such a catchy title, it's about a few time travel paradoxes, including being tricked into impregnate his younger female self, before having a change of sex, basically becoming his own mother and father. So what … Continue reading A short story about a man impregnating his female self
He had such a bright mind, but a tormented soul. He used to say living over 25 years old is madness and he kept his word. The same day Andrés Caicedo, a young Colombian writer, received a volume of ¡Que viva la música! he decided to end his life taking 60 pills of secobarbital. This … Continue reading The writer who committed suicide when his novel got published
I didn't know this was a thing! So apparently there is this mixed punctuation that serves the purpose of a question mark as well as an exclamation. Imagine chatting with someone on WhatsApp and asking something like: Did you really have to buy that‽‽‽ You don't get more hipster than that.