The Happiest Hour – 10/18/19

We had a Drinking Club meeting last night, and we may have found the first bar in New York City that we are not allowed back to. More on that in the next recap.

Here’s what you missed this week:

  • Can looking at literature tell us how happy we were at a given point in time? It’s got about the same credibility as a Magic 8 ball. (Vox)
  • Someone decided to investigate why so many books have “wife” in the title, and the result is maybe one of the best sentences written: “we did leave in titles that made puns because puns make life worth living.” (BookNet Canada)
  • We’ve shared some pieces about archaic slang before, but now you can test your knowledge (or become totally perplexed, as I was). (Mental Floss)

Cheers,

EV

The Happiest Hour – 7/13/19

What does it say about you when you’re shopping for a high school graduation present for your little cousin, and your eye goes straight for the cute wine tumbler? Nothing good, right? I’m afraid of the kind of mother I’ll be.

Here’s what you missed this week:

  • ā€œ’Iā€™m trying not to be too Sherlock Holmes about it, but if thereā€™s such a thing as a quite distinctive rip, well, he or she rips the page in half horizontally and sometimes removes half the page.’ā€ That is a real quote, from a real news story, about the Book Ripper. You heard it here first, ladies and gentlemen. (The Guardian)
  • Bless the librarian who created the noise hotline. (Buzzfeed)
  • I’ve got the morbs because I was poked up about the bald-headed butter. Let’s make this a thing again. (Open Culture)
  • All hail the OG troll, Hans Traxler. (Atlas Obscura)

 

Cheers,

EV