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Marooned: The Art of Being Shipwrecked

Are you sick and tired of finding yourself washed up on glitzy beaches and modern shores? Are you constantly being cast away on so-called “desert islands” that happen to come equipped with a Starbucks and a McDonalds? Well, if you’re longing for the good old days, when a shipwrecked individual had to roll up his [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Real-Life Castaways

I know we have some Lost fans out there – what did you think of the season premiere? It so happens that yesterday was also the day Alexander Selkirk was rescued in 1709 – if you’re not familiar, Selkirk is the man thought to have inspired Robinson Crusoe. Who knew Groundhog Day was such a [...]

Hitler’s Personal Library

This past January, Timothy Ryback wrote in The Times about the books that Adolf Hitler kept in his private library. 1,200 books that he retained at his residences in southern Germany are now warehoused by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Ryback suggests that one might gain insights into the mind of a man [...]

British Pubs: Signs of the Times, Part Two

“QUANTUM SHOT” #593Link – article by Simon Rose Pub signs are almost like time machines… Some locals may even intentionally design ugly signs in order to keep their beloved pubs to themselves. Sometimes this strategy works, sometimes it leads to…. a DRB article. First, for a little vintage beer-related eye-candy, check out these Labatt’s Canadian trucks from [...]