Read the stories of early space exploration from the original transcripts. Now open to the public in a searchable, linkable format.

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The Streisand Effect

But not everyone was impressed. Barbra Streisand heard one of the pictures was of her beachfront home in Malibu. So she sued them for $50m, for invasion of privacy.

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Not giving a fuck

The problem with people who hand out fucks like ice cream at a goddamn summer camp is that they don’t have anything more fuckworthy to dedicate their fucks to.

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Mark Twain, F Scott Fitzgerald and James Joyce all did it. (HW Fowler disapproved.) Should ‘literally’ be used to mean its opposite?

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Wonderful word… BUMF. Comes from the slang for toilet paper or “BUM F"odder.
Nowadays meaning useless, printed material or content.

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Glengarry Glenross - script

We’re adding a little something to this month’s sales contest. As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Anybody want to see second prize? Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you’re fired.

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guardian style guide

Link to the web version of the Guardian style guide. Also available in the traditional book format from the Guardian shop.

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many books

Fantastic resource for out of copyright books. Fill your boots/Pod/Kindle/reader of choice.

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I love the French. They actually have a word for someone, who essentially wishes to get lost in a city. There’s no equivalent word in English. Vive les flâneurs!

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Players using the Martingale system do not have any long-term mathematical advantage over any other betting system or even randomly placed bets.

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