Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science

General Discomfort

An illustration from the American 1918 edition Gray’s Anatomy

First and foremost, it is WorldGoth Day.

I was trying to find a way for you to celebrate it, but frankly, this guy nailed it. If you must expand on that, you can make your own Book of Shadows. Because nothing says witchcraft more than WikiHow and a clipboard.

It’s also vanilla pudding day. I guess you could try combining the two themes.

Recipe for Under-a-spell red devil cake Maybe you can substitute vanilla for white chocolate pudding?

Woah, hold up. It is also Morrissey’s birthday, who was born in 1959. Man, the to/do’s are piling up and it’s after 3pm.

I myself don’t care for The Smiths, so I have outsourced finding the saddest songs for you.

Born today in 1831, anatomist and surgeon Henry Vandyke Carter. He illustrated Gray’s Anatomy. Also born today painter Mary Cassatt; painter Belmiro de Almeida; musician Sun Ra; Harvey Milk; and Arthur Conan Doyle. I saw this earlier and was going to write a mystery for you, but things got big fast once I visited the National Days page.

Novelist Victor Hugo died in 1885. American mathematician, magician cryptographer, and author Martin Gardner died in 2010. I can’t sum up this guy neatly in a few sentences. He is worth reading about. Also he wrote Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, which I will definitely read and report back on.

Today’s lucky number: 5

Color: Pantone 292

Coffee or tea: Coffee. Black. And cigarettes.

Ella Fitzgerald – Black Coffee

The Crystal Ball by John William Waterhouse (1902)

I looked inside my scrying mirror and I am seeing the letter E. What significance might the letter e have on your day?

a. ETOH and large and poorly considered eBay purchase?

b. an unexpected trip with help from your EZ pass and Hyundai Elantra?

c. An egg-based dinner tainted with E. coli?

Not sure. Stick to coffee and cigs just in case.

P.S. I love Wikipedia’s “modern-day scrying” example. It really brightened my day.

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