MEN WANTED: FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY. SMALL WAGES, BITTER COLD, LONG MONTHS OF...– Advertisement placed in London newspapers for Shackleton’s trip to Antarctica, 1914 (via invisiblestories)
Andrei Codrescu on Cioran
“He was so depressing that he was tonic. I mean he had this sort of an uncompromising view of life as series of disasters, and that, for some reason, makes me happy. In his world there were cosmic accidents, huge ontological mistakes, but there was a great vitality to his diagnosis. He burst with health. He told you that everything was dying but he told it to you in such a vital way,...
Accidental Deaths in Canada, 1886
George Anning: Nervous shock George Murickson (8 years old): Swallows a snake August Langlois: Killed by a game cock Elie Lalonde (55 years old) Tarred and feathered Alf. Lavoie (45 years old): Devoured by bears Robert Cox: Run over by a load of hay Albert Tobin: Falls into a gutter via jvasseur