August 27, 2012

what comes is better than what came before

Yitzhak Livneh, Astonishment No. IX, 2004

* From Harper's September 2012:

-- Estimated portion of Columbian cocaine revenue that is laundered through banks in First World countries: 9/10

-- Average number of eggs a bedbug will lay after feeding on "clean" human blood: 44

-- After feeding on blood with an alcohol content of 0.10: 12

-- Chances a Republican believes today that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction at the time of the 2003 invasion: 2 in 3

* "Everything you know, nobody else knows, and everything you imagine or see belongs to you alone. What you write comes out of that, both in the trivial and deepest sense." -- James Salter


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