I didn’t know her, therefore Wikipedia:
Lucy (or Lucia) Eldine Gonzalez was born around 1853 in Texas, likely as a slave, to parents of Native American, Black American and Mexican ancestry. In 1871 she married Albert Parsons, a former Confederate soldier. They were forced to flee from Texas north by intolerant reactions to their interracial marriage.
Described by the Chicago Police Department as “more dangerous than a thousand rioters” in the 1920s, Parsons and her husband had become highly effective anarchist organizers primarily involved in the labor movement in the late 19th century, but also participating in revolutionary activism on behalf of political prisoners, people of color, the homeless and women.
“more dangerous than a thousand rioters” fuck yeah.
Ozone Layer is Recovering
Earth’s protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet.
Scientists said the development demonstrates that when the world comes together, it can counteract a brewing ecological crisis. For the first time in 35 years, scientists were able to confirm a statistically significant and sustained increase in stratospheric ozone, which shields the planet from solar radiation that causes skin cancer, crop damage and other problems.
It’s nice when the news isn’t all apocalyptic.
the origin of Ouija boards is funny if you think about it, like they’re part of another country’s (China) ancient history that was practiced until one emperor decided, “You know what this is probably a bad idea” and banned the practice.
then centuries later an old businessman comes along and is like “I’m going to take this and market it as a toy to children.”
Which is the exact plot of Yu-Gi-Oh
Lex Luthor sits down in the barber shop chair. “Just a little off the back.”
Suddenly, he finds himself trapped, spiderwebbed to the chair. “I told you I wasn’t just coming back for 30%,” a voice says in the darkness, accompanied by the sound of a whirring electric razor. “I’m back for EVERYTHING.”
MOVIE STAR: BRING ME MY PAIN TWIN
DIRECTOR: do you mean your stunt double
MOVIE STAR: BRING ME MY AGONY SHADOW WHO SUFFERS FOR ME