Shantideva, 8th-century Indian Buddhist monk
(Don’t try to control your whole environment, instead take control of the way you experience that environment.)
Detective Frank Mellman works the Copbeat on Teknikal Diffikulties 10/19/2007
Middle Manager Gal: Although, is Hell technically haunted? It’s more like filled with damned souls.
Middle Manager Guy: Yes, I suppose so. I mean, most modern corporate headquarters couldn’t be considered haunted. It’d be more like they were… I don’t know.. possessed.
Gal: Infested with the unholy?
Guy: Yes the sort of place that you would demolish and then have the ground salted just to make sure this sort of thing never happens again.
Gal: I wonder how you look that ritual up?
Look at us! Running away from a tripod! Being fired on by a heat ray! Dreams really do come true!
Dr Herbert West
Our Fair City: Herbert West vs the Martians
Shakespeare was partly wrong—
the world’s a stage,
This is admitted by the bard’s detractors.
Had William seen some Hamlets
of this age
He’d not have called all men
upon it actors.
Cobwebs from a Library Corner by John Kendrick Bangs
I work in Special Collections in our Library (among other depts) and ran across this book recently. Oddly, the version at the Internet Archive doesn’t include this poem, although it’s listed in the table of contents. Anyway, it’s a cute li’l book!
Our young scouts encounter a local shepherd, who warns them about the four individuals who haunt the well.
“Rags and bones, young gentlemen: all four of ’em: flutterin’ rags and whity bones. It seemed to me as if I could hear ’em clackin’ as they got along. Very slow they went, and lookin’ from side to side.”
“What were their faces like? Could you see?”
“They hadn’t much to call faces,” said the shepherd, “but I could seem to see as they had teeth.”
Wailing Well by M R James.