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Everybody bitches about his job


I goofed off tonight playing Hearthstone (sad, sad little weasel), so please accept a link to this amusing article about marginalia I read earlier this week.

You know, back in the days before Gutenberg, when every book in our world was laboriously hand-copied by monks, sometimes they’d spare a minute to bitch about it in the margins. Like

“Now I’ve written the whole thing: for Christ’s sake give me a drink”


“The parchment is hairy”

or (this is rather sweet)

“This is sad! O little book! A day will come in truth when someone over your page will say, ‘The hand that wrote it is no more.'”

The picture? It’s the third one that turns up in a Google Images search of “marginalia.” If you right click it (using Chrome) and ask Google to identify the image, its best guess is, “kanye west amber rose memes.”

Yeah, you know? Sometimes I don’t want to know.

March 3, 2016 — 10:53 pm
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