Peter Stanford reviews Matt Kaplan's new book, an investigation into what's so intriguing about spooky, scary beasties of the night: Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite: the Science of Monsters.
What he has grasped is that, however much the rational and sane majority airily dismiss tales of fire-breathing dragons, strange creatures from outer space or beasts that inhabit the depths, there is still buried in most of us that reflex that can't help, on a dark night, walking along a lonely country lane, wondering, “What if there’s something out there?” And when we do, the collective cultural baggage of these tales of ghosts, ghouls and griffins is usually sufficient to make us put our hands over our eyes to block out what may just be lurking out there. But, then, we still peep.
As Senators vote on proceeding to debate the secret Trump/GOP health care plan aka Obamacare repeal plan *they haven’t even seen,* protesters in the senate chambers and outside shouted “Kill the bill, don’t kill us.”
This woman seems sad to find out that her idea to patent paper trays full of nachos and beer as an improvement over the catcher’s mitt was not good. Let me catch this foul with my nachos and beer. from instant_regret
The Kansas City Star reports that a crane that was removing a sign tipped over. It severed power lines and crushed a pickup truck. No one was injured. “Oh Hell” from videos Image: screengrab from Kansas City Star video.
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