Yes, they always get the paper bags and boxes.
Hope this one does:
You made me check. I got that from “Monster Midway,” (1948) a book by William Lindsay Gresham. He also wrote a biography of Houdini, but I’m not sure if that’s in it (although I assume it probably is).
“We know that he often concealed a lock pick on the sole of his foot before submitting to a ‘thorough medical examination.’ This was the way newspaper editors protected the morals of the younger generation by glossing over the fact that before Houdini was locked in a cell he was stripped naked and a doctor examined his rectum lest he have lock picks concealed therein….The doctors would give him the business, looking in his long wavy hair, under his tongue, and giving his a general going over. If one of them did insist on seeing the soles of his feet, Houdini was quite capable of stalling them until he could remove the pick and plant it somewhere else — somewhere they had already looked.”
No, he’s the one who actually believe that truth is completely fungible, or doesn’t exist at all.
Blessed is the one who sees no conflict.
Houdini kept a twisted wire taped to the bottom of his foot and would use that. They always searched his anus, but never thought to look on the bottom of his feet.
Good in her sleep:
You will all go directly to your respective valhallas
Go directly do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollas
Oh we will all char together when we char
And let there be no moaning of the bar
Just sing out a ‘Te Deum’
When you see that I.c.b.m
And the party will be come as you are
A democracy is a type of Republic, and they’re almost synonyms. Merriam Webster:
democracy [ dih-mok-ruh-see ] noun, plural de·moc·ra·cies. government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
republic [ ri-puhb-lik ] nouna state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
I have noticed, though, that when people say “It’s a Republic not a democracy” they are looking for an excuse to support minority rule, and are opposed to Government of the People, by the People, and for People, on the grounds that the majority of the people do not agree with them, personally.
Therefore they want decisions to be made by an minority elite group that agrees with them instead of the people.
And (in a classic example of projection) they say that who believe the people should decide are the “elitists.”
It’s recent enough that my older brother remembers when it was “One nation indivisible.”
The thing that drives me crazy is that “One nation indivisible” is clearly a single thought, and they split it up. And put something divisive in the middle of “One nation indivisible.”
Another thing that bothers me is that my grandfather used to say “One nation and a vegetable” and they ruined his joke.