I read an Edgar Allan Poe story today entitled The Angel of the Odd.
It’s a fun, fast, Kafka-meets-Twain, easy to forget kind of read.
But what is most memorable to me about the story is that it is entirely set up around the protagonists drunken dismay over what we would call the “fake news” of the day…
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Thanks be to X that Megyn Kelly got pissed off at Shutterfly or I never would have thought to merrily mention this:
Xmas is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas. It is sometimes pronounced /ˈɛksməs/, but Xmas, and variants such as Xtemass, originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation /ˈkrɪsməs/. The “X” comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, which in English is “Christ”. The “-mas” part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for Mass.
There is a common belief that the word Xmas stems from a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas by taking the “Christ” out of “Christmas”, but its use dates back to the 16th century.
Ho ho ho ha HA HA!
Merry Xmas Happy Holidays*, y’all!
This is a really cool and rather creepy news story about our technological ability to read minds by NPR: To listen, click here.
This is a really beautiful and rather sad song about love lost by Gordon Lightfoot: