Monday, August 25, 2014

Quote of the day

Those who make the nation's songs (so much more admirable than its laws) advise us to look for the silver lining, to seek the blue bird, to put all our troubles in a great big box and sit on the lid and grin. Alice Coker had been unable to follow this counsel. Old Man Trouble, that foe of the songwriters, had plainly conquered her proud spirit.
   - P.G. Wodehouse, Bill the Conqueror.

Monday, August 18, 2014

What a headline ...

... but terrifying for the victims:
Shipwrecked tourists swam 6 hours towards erupting volcano
From the New York Post: "Tourists who escaped a sinking boat in Indonesia swam to an island with an erupting volcano and survived by drinking their own urine and eating leaves."