People should learn the names of things. They’re more important if you know what they’re called—harder to forget.
John Constantine, sorcerer and…environmentalist?
'I don't think you ought to read so much theology,' said Lord Peter. 'It has a brutalizing influence.'
Whose Body, Dorothy Sayers
Dear me! it’s a dreadful mistake to ride two hobbies at once.
Lord Peter Wimsey, Whose Body?
When Clark Gable took off his shirt in the 1934 film It Happened One Night, revealing that he wore no undershirt, the men’s underwear industry went into a decline that cut it’s business by half in one year.
The First Lady of Hollywood: a biography of Louella Parsons by Samantha Barbas
Tampons were packed with their strings connecting them, like a strip of sausages, so they wouldn’t float away. Engineers asked Ride, “Is 100 the right number?” She would be in space for a week. “That would not be the right number,” she told them. At every turn, her difference was made clear to her. When it was announced Ride had been named to a space flight mission, her shuttle commander, Bob Crippen, who became a lifelong friend and colleague, introduced her as “undoubtedly the prettiest member of the crew.” At another press event, a reporter asked Ride how she would react to a problem on the shuttle: “Do you weep?”
Members of UCC Lesbian/Gay Society, 1992. Sexual activity between same-sex couples in the Republic of Ireland was only legalised a year later, in 1993, eleven years after the north. (x)
This is so 90’s it hurts.
The mom studied in Cambridge this spring and brought me the best present.