November 13th, 2009

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Schott's Miscellany 12 November 2009

Ellis Island, New York's main immigration center, closed after 62 years, having admitted over 15 million people (1954)


THE SEVEN SINS OF ENGLAND

In May 2007, the British TV station Channel 4 aired an exploration of the "seven sins of England," to analyze the roots and endurance of "historical chavvery." These seven sins were:

BINGE DRINKING
SLAGGISHNESS
CONSUMERISM
HOOLIGANISM
VIOLENCE
RUDENESS
BIGOTRY


Happiness is a warm puppy.
Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000)
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Dock Ellis and a no-no on LSD

Pitcher Dock Ellis died earlier this year. While he had many impressive achievements throughout his career, he's probably best known for having thrown a no-hitter while high on LSD and bennies. Ellis told the story years later, and No Mas has taken the audio of that revelation and provided brilliant animation and music.

Do check it out. If you don't laugh, you have no soul...
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