27 January 2024

Quote of the day

Lisa, I don’t need this. I swear to God, I do not need this right now, okay? I’ve got a judge that’s just aching to throw me in jail. An idiot who wants to fight me for two hundred dollars. Slaughtered pigs. Giant loud whistles. I ain’t slept in five days. I got no money, a dress code problem, *and* a little murder case which, in the balance, holds the lives of two innocent kids. Not to mention your… biological clock. My career, your life, our marriage, and let me see, what else can we pile on? Is there any more *shit* we can pile on to the top of the outcome of this case?

—My Cousin Vinnie (1992)

This Day in history

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Malort and the Chicago Rathole

Screen capture of a rathole wedding on TikTok taken on January 22nd, 2024This week social media algorithms have elevated a rat shaped depression in a sidewalk on West Roscoe street to Chicago’s most talked about landmark. The site is now home to a shrine eclipsing that of Our Lady of the Underpass, has hosted gay weddings, and has received numerous offerings from passerby. Prominent among the mentioned offerings is a beverage called Malort.

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20 January 2024

This Day in History

  • 250 AD, Pope Fabian was martyred during Emperor Trajan Decius’s persecution of Christian’s. The reign of Decius ended when his army fell to the forces of Goth King Cniva. Fabian’s martyrdom came when the Bishop of Rome refused to make sacrifices to the ancestral Roman gods in the name of the Emperor.
  • 1666 AD, Guru Gobind Singh, the last of the human Sikh Gurus is born.