|—||Kurt Vonnegut (via danielhh)|
Gather round children, whilst I tell you a little story.
So I was watching Fullmetal Alchemist with my roommate, when I got thirsty and decided what the hell, Ima get myself a Coke. So I went down to the vending machine on our floor and swiped my card and pressed the button to vend the Coke. Well, TWO cokes popped out.
I looked around, wondering if I was on one of those punk’d shows, and grabbed both bottles. Suddenly, a loud thrumming came from the machine, and lo and behold, 6 MORE COKES CAME OUT.
After checking my debit card statement, I found that I was only charged for ONE coke. Feeling giddy but slightly guilty, I nabbed all 8 bottles of coke and went back to my room. After telling my roommate what happened, she decided to go back to the coke machine with me and see if only the Cokes are affected.
She bought two Sprites, and what the fuck do ya know, she got those damn Sprites, AS WELL AS 11 FREE COKES.
This of course jammed the machine, and before I knew it, I was on my knees with my arm up the Coke machine, practically birthing these little fuckers. I even read off their names on their bottles as I handed them to my roommate. We also found a random Cherry Coke had popped out as well.
Behold our finished family. 19 cokes, 2 Sprites, and a Cherry Coke, all the result of a very overworked and confused Coke machine.
As much as I love their song The Clairvoyant, I think Rime of the Ancient Mariner may be starting to supplant it as my favorite Iron Maiden song.
"Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Iron Maiden
And by the light of the moon
He prays for their beauty not doom
With heart he blesses them
God’s creatures all of them too.
Then the spell starts to break
The albatross falls from his neck
Sinks down like lead into the sea
Then down in falls comes the rain.
I’m preparing some lessons on Romanticism and you can believe that the “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” will be part of it. Granted, it will be the Coleridge version, but this may find itself tweeted to the more interesting students.
Eluveitie - Inis Mona
Welcome to the land of questions
Welcome to the isle of lore
Where the veil came crumbling down
There it all began,
Unveiling a cryptic door
There it was revealed
Hopes and aspirations
Unclosing an enthralled door
Escalate the sense
Enhancing to join the dawn
I close my eyes, Inis Mona
And reminisce of those palmy days
I moon o’er you, Inis Mona
As long as I breathe
I’ll call you my home
20 years I have walked your barrows
Years of emulous youth
I followed the path of the wise
There it all was sown
Removing the seven seals
There it was revealed
Enigma of freedom
Unclosing an unseen door
This is the first image on the Wikipedia article for skeletons
WE RIDE AGAINST THE FUCKBOYS TONIGHT