“Experience has taught me that no situation finds Bunter unprepared. That he should have procured The Times this morning by the simple expedient of asking the milkman to request the postmistress to telephone to Broxford and have it handed to the ‘bus-conductor to be dropped at the post-office and brought up by the little girl who delivers the telegrams is a trifling example of his resourceful energy.”
Lord Peter Wimsey, in Busman’s Honeymoon, by Dorothy L. Sayers (via muchtoofullofsand)
i made this “looks like these brothers aren’t gonna smash themselves” joke on twitter and several people replied to let me know that we lived in an age where it was, in fact, fully possible for those brothers to smash themselves. my eyes are open
The difference between learning a modern language and an ancient language is that in first year French you learn “Where is the bathroom?” and “How do I get to the train station?” and in first year Attic Greek or Latin you learn “I have judged you worthy of death” and “The tyrant had everyone in the city killed.”
"Ok, but make sure to get lots of pieces of rock, because later we’ll decide to stay in a room on our regular orb and watch hammers hold themselves and hit rocks for us, and they won’t bring us very many rocks."