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Historical Happening – Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid”

Posted in art, box office, Cool Stuff, Film, history, humor, legends, movies, people, Smithsonian, Uncategorized, writing with tags , , , , , , , , on 02/06/2017 by Edward Brock

Though it had a premiere on January 21, Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid hit theaters on this day, in 1921.

It starred Chaplin–who wrote, produced, and edited the film, as well. It was also Chaplin’s first feature-length film as director.

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Historical Happening – James Joyce & Ulysses

Posted in art, books, Cool Stuff, ebook, fantasy, fiction, Film, history, kindle, legends, life, literature, News, people, Uncategorized, Words, writing with tags , , , , , , , , on 02/02/2017 by Edward Brock

James Joyce was born on this day, in 1882.

And his door-stopping novel, Ulysses, was published (in a single book form)–on this day, in 1922. It was originally serialized in the magazine, The Little Review.

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Historical Happening – Jefferson Library Sold to Library of Congress

Posted in books, history, life, literature, News, people, Uncategorized, wisdom, writing with tags , , , , , , on 01/30/2017 by Edward Brock

During the War of 1812, British forces burned down the Capital Building–and its 3,000 volume library.

Thomas Jefferson sold Congress his own collection–which consisted of over 6,500 volumes–thus insuring that the future United States would continue to have a Library of Congress.

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Historical Happening – Robert Anton Wilson

Posted in books, Cool Stuff, cults, ebook, fantasy, fiction, folklore, history, kindle, legends, life, literature, mythology, non-fiction, religion, sci-fi, technology, TV, Uncategorized, weird, wisdom with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 01/18/2017 by Edward Brock

Prolific writer–and self-described agnostic mythic–Robert Anton Wilson was born on this day, in 1932.

“Only the madman is absolutely sure.”

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Historical Happening – Jonestown Mass Suicide

Posted in apocalypse, creepy, cults, dark, history, News, pet peeves, religion, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 11/18/2016 by Edward Brock

Today, in 1978, over 900 people died from mass suicide-murder, under the leadership of Reverend Jim Jones.

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The Little Things DO Suck!

Posted in amazon, annoy, books, Cool Stuff, ebook, food, frustrate, funny, gross, habits, humor, ibooks, kindle, kobo, laughter, life, nook, people, pet peeves, scribd, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 04/08/2016 by Edward Brock

My humor book–The Little Things DO Suck!–is now available in a new edition. If you are annoyed by some of the things people do, then you will find many things in this book they you can relate to–and maybe even some you’re guilty of.

A great bathroom reader, or if you just need to waste some time.

You can find it on multiple formats:

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / iBooks / Scribd / Inktera / 24Symbols

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The Little Things DO Suck!

Posted in annoy, comedy, food, frustrate, funny, gross, habits, humor, kindle, laughter, people, pet peeves, technology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 02/24/2015 by Edward Brock

My attempt at humor–The Little Things DO Suck!

A collection of the little things that annoy, frustrate, irritate, aggravate, confuse, nauseate, disturb, and inconvenience us. They’re often petty and unimportant, but they drive us crazy anyway.

Things like: someone not returning your text, loud chewing, talking over someone, sitting on a wet toilet seat, an itch you can’t reach, or cars in the passing lane that don’t pass you.

How many are you guilty of?

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