By Emma Stanford

Emma Stanford is a library assistant working in the UK. She rings bells a lot.

  1. The following phrases have been excerpted from an English to Latin textbook printed in the early 16th century (Auct. 2Q 5.9(4)), which has been digitized by the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford as part of an ongoing project. You can read the whole thing here or learn more about the project here. (You can also follow us on Twitter if you like the sound of #damagedmanuscriptThursday.) 1. Good morrowe. Good…

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  2. I get defensive when people ask me about the Mountain Goats. I distract them with pedantry. I tell them it's really just the Mountain Goat, singular, plus a rotating cast of better-looking accompanists. Or I deprecate; I tell them the Goat has a dumb voice and incredibly close-set eyes and grins psychotically when he's singing. I don’t tell them that Mountain Goats songs occupy about 80% of the space on my iPod.

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  3. If you're sad because you miss someone, but you're also really hungry: a) if the person is probably dead: Seeing Daylight b) if you’re still pretty numb about the whole situation: Alpha Omega c) if you have a sweet tooth: Jam Eater Blues If you haven't had sex in a really long time: a) if you then have sex: How to Embrace a Swamp Creature b) if you will probably never have sex again: Autoclave…

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