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Balaclavas of the damned

Ray Drainville

It gets cold in Sheffield & I occasionally need a balaclava. I need this balaclava:

Regretsy (sadly defunct) had the following fantastic comment on it:

Before you dismiss these as being totally impractical, consider how fun it would be to put one on and go wash your car in the driveway. Or if you live in an apartment, you could just keep one by the door for when that kid comes by to sell you a subscription to People.

Notable signs of the impending apocalypse

Ray Drainville

The experts agree: the sign is writing books, obviously. From an Assyrian source of around 2,800 BC:

Our Earth is degenerate in these later days; there are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end; bribery and corruption are common; children no longer obey their parents; every man wants to write a book and the end of the world is evidently approaching.

That quote has a long post-history: Cicero stole it!

Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.