4 February 2024

Quote of the day

We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is your only ruler, sovereign. The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind.

– Marcus Garvey

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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