Voices from Solitary: A Sentence Worse Than Death

The following essay is by William Blake, who has been held in solitary confinement for nearly 26 years.

"He describes here in painstaking detail his excruciating experiences over the last quarter-century. “I’ve read of the studies done regarding the effects of long-term isolation in solitary confinement on inmates, seen how researchers say it can ruin a man’s mind, and I’ve watched with my own eyes the slow descent of sane men into madness—sometimes not so slow,” Blake writes. "

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Naples - u-turn

This video has everything: someone tries to do a u-turn in a tiny car and gets stuck, blocking the street. Some bikers appear. A religious parade comes down the street, and then (as mentioned in the youtube comments) divine intervention sorts it all out.

Weird books

I've been searching online for some new books. I found these beauties, they are all real titles:

-Outwitting Squirrels : 101 Cunning Stratagems to Reduce Dramatically the Egregious Misappropriation of Seed from Your Birdfeeder by Squirrels

-How Green Were the Nazis? : Nature, Environment, and Nation in the Third Reich

-Nuclear War: What's in It for You?

-The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America : A Guide to Field Identification

-Gangsta Rap Coloring Book

-What Shat That?: A Pocket Guide to Poop Identity