Russian Sleep Experiment: the best short story I've read. & Rip's Domain. Don’t know who wrote this or where it came from.
My brother emailed me a link to it and I was completely immersed in it. Kudos to the author. If you know the author or any other works by this person, please leave me links in the comments, I would love to read more from this person. Update!!! Fun Facts about this post: It has generated over 500,000 views since 08/09/2009! It usually gets between 300 – 800 views a day! Biggest day was over 28,000 views! Was the #1 link on Google for Russian Sleep Experiment! However, I’ve decided to no longer host the story on my blog as I’d rather give the traffic to a most deserving site where you can find other fun stuff to read. Read The Russian Sleep Experiment and other creepy stuff over at the Creepy Pasta Wiki! Like this: Like Loading... Print - The 75 Books Every Man Should Read. Top 25 Best Fantasy Books. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend.
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If there’s one thing I am grateful for — and it sure isn’t the pay — it’s that my work has allowed endless time to hone my craft to Louis Skolnick levels of grammar geekery. As someone who slings red ink for a living, let me tell you: grammar is an ultra-micro component in the larger picture; it lies somewhere in the final steps of the editing trail; and as such it’s an overrated quasi-irrelevancy in the creative process, perpetuated into importance primarily by bitter nerds who accumulate tweed jackets and crippling inferiority complexes. But experience has also taught me that readers, for better or worse, will approach your work with a jaundiced eye and an itch to judge.
While your grammar shouldn’t be a reflection of your creative powers or writing abilities, let’s face it — it usually is. Who and Whom This one opens a big can of worms. Which and That Lay and Lie Moot Nor. 9 Foreign Words the English Language Desperately Needs. As we have demonstrated before, the English language has some grievous holes in it.
We're talking about everyday phenomena that we have all noticed, yet don't have terms for. Fortunately, while we were busy fumbling with hand gestures and illustrations like cavemen, other cultures just made up the perfect words and phrases to encapsulate those little everyday moments filled with ... uh ... je ne sais quoi. #9. Shemomedjamo (Georgian) Means: To eat past the point of being full just because the food tastes good. Here is a word that describes such a quintessentially American phenomenon it's shocking that another culture came up with it first.
As absurd as that may sound, keep in mind that America has a holiday devoted entirely to shemomedjamo in November. GettyPatriotism comes breaded and deep fried. The literal translation for shemomedjamo is "I accidentally ate the whole thing," which is a charming way of saying "Oh my God, why isn't somebody stopping me?!
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You can quote “The Raven.” How well do you know the writer’s quirky sense of humor and code-cracking abilities, though? Let’s take a look at five things you might not know about the acclaimed author, who was born 202 years ago today. 1. He Was the Original Balloon Boy You probably remember 2009’s infamous “Balloon Boy” hoax. In 1844 Poe cooked up a similar aviation hoax in the pages of the New York Sun. No balloonist had ever crossed the Atlantic before, so this story quickly became a huge deal. Poe’s report on the balloon was chock full of technical details. The only catch to Poe’s story was that it was entirely fictitious. 2. If you’ve read Poe’s story “The Gold-Bug,” you probably know that he had a working knowledge of cryptography. Poe’s first notable code cracking began in 1839. 3. It would sound odd to just say “Edgar Poe,” but the famous “Allan” wasn’t originally part of the writer’s name. 4. 5.
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