Five unverified facts that inspired me to circle them or write them down + weekly highlights from Holy Fool Productions.
The first three digits of a social security number are for the state where the parents applied for the card.
Cyrex Array 13 is the most comprehensive marker of gluten senastivity. — Davd Permutter, PhD, Grain Brain
As a final insult, the police allowed photographers to take and publish photos of Lenny Bruce’s dead naked body.
Surprisingly, people who are the most similar in profile to a rape victim do not sympathize more, but rather blame the victim more. They want to believe that the vicitim did something wrong and that it couldn’t happen to them. — Daniel M. Wegner & Kurt Gray, The Mind Club
“How do we forgive our fathers? Maybe in a dream. Do we forgive our fathers for leaving us too often or forever when we were little? Maybe for scaring us with unexpected rage or making us nervous because there never seemed to be any rage there at all. Do we forgive our fathers for marrying or not marrying our mothers? For divorcing or not divorcing our mothers? And shall we forgive them for their excesses of warmth or coldness? Shall we forgive them for pushing or leaning? For shutting doors? For speaking through walls? Or never speaking? Or never being silent? Do we forgive our fathers in our age or in theirs? Or their deaths? Saying it to them or not saying it? If we forgive our fathers what is left?” — Smoke Signals (1998)