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What a thing is man…

Ah, the mystery that is mankind…  From New Scientist, “Ten Things We Don’t Understand About Humans“…  For example,


For blushing, altruism, kissing, and others of our foibles, see here.

As we marvel at mortality, we might amuse ourselves by composing birthday bon mot for Dorothy Parker, the writer, poet, and Algonquin Round table member; she was born on this date in 1893…  The estimable Ms. Parker once wondered, on hearing that President Calvin Coolidge had died, “How could they tell?”…  Of a book she reviewed, she suggested, “this is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown aside with great force”…  And perhaps most famously, she opined that “You can lead a horticulture, but you can’t make her think.”

Dorothy Parker

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August 22, 2009 at 12:01 am

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