Mind the Gap
1. Flashback to that episode of Homicide (if you’ve seen it then you know which one I mean)
Update: Saw that scholvin had the same memory.
By the way, if you have seen The Wire but not Homicide, you really should fix that.
I haven’t seen Homicide, but I saw the episode of Taxicab Confessions from which the producers of Homicide got the idea.
Taxicab Confessions was a show on HBO in the 90s in which a cab was hooked up with multiple cameras and the drivers got people to talk about their lives. People were very candid because cab drivers are like bartenders, except that no one else is around to overhear what they share.
TRIGGER WARNING: GROSS STUFF AHEAD
The episode in question had a police rescue squad officer who’s been on the force for a long time. The driver asked him what was the worst way to die. He said there are people who fall between the train and the platform as the train is moving. The lower torso gets twisted around like when you close a bread bag. They aren’t in pain because the spine is severed. They think they are just stuck, but as soon as they are freed, their innards would spill out and they’d die. There is no way to save them. They keep them there until their family can come to say goodbye.
Life is a tenuous thing. Enjoy it while you’re here.
People who block reblogs sure are missing a lot of fine silliness.
That is all.
My friend’s family is Old Money. They live in a very beautiful building on LSD, overlooking a marina.
Tonight, I have a great view of the winding traffic and I’ll be lulled to sleep by the sounds.
Tomorrow, I’ll have a bedroom with a four-poster bed and windows that go to the ceiling.
Tonight, I wish I had packed proper pajamas. Yikes. But I’m so very grateful to stay with friends instead of a hotel. It is always so kind of them to extend this offer.
Goodnight, you city lights.
"A very beautiful building on LSD”
1,685 cheeses entered in the American Cheese Society’s annual judging and competition, all available for tasting at The Festival of Cheese.
I am so. Full.
Wow. I had no idea there were that many kinds of American cheese. I hope Kraft Singles wins. Did you know there’s a glass of milk in every slice? Amazing!
Value your privacy? A groundbreaking anti-spying bill has been signed into law in New Hampshire!
New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed into law a bill that not only bans state and local law enforcement from searching an electronic device without a warrant, but also prohibits a small but important category of what the NSA has been doing with the warrantless data it collects.
WE HAVE TO GO BACK!