About Sasha Pixlee

Photographer, history geek, gamer.

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  • Sasha shared from Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth
    “I thought vampires were all sex gods with the ladies.” Cade looked at him. “What gave you that idea?” “Uh . . . late-night TV, mostly . . .” “Humans are our food. Do you want to have sex with a cow?”
  • Sasha shared from Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Richard Rhodes
    The 1940s Austrian-American movie star Hedy Lamarr was an inventor. The public-relations department at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where Hedy began her American film career, put out the claim that she was “the most beautiful woman in the world,” and by Western standards she may have been. It annoyed her deeply, however, that few people saw beyond her beauty to her intelligence. “Any girl can be glamorous,” she famously and acidly said. “All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”
    Note: I like her already.
  • Sasha shared from The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History (The Public Square) by Jill Lepore
    Historical fundamentalism is marked by the belief that a particular and quite narrowly defined past—“the founding”—is ageless and sacred and to be worshipped; that certain historical texts—“the founding documents”—are to be read in the same spirit with which religious fundamentalists read, for instance, the Ten Commandments; that the Founding Fathers were divinely inspired; that the academic study of history (whose standards of evidence and methods of analysis are based on skepticism) is a conspiracy and, furthermore, blasphemy; and that political arguments grounded in appeals...
    Note: This is my problem with America.
  • Sasha shared from Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reitman
    Having come up with the idea that thetans could move objects with their minds, Hubbard and some of his acolytes sat around the kitchen table, trying to remove the cellophane from a cigarette package by using their "intention beams."
    Note: I'm gonna use my "intention beams" to roll my eyes.
  • Sasha shared from Them: Adventures with Extremists by Jon Ronson
    These people might have reached the apex of their professions but emotionally they seemed to be trapped in their college years. I wondered whether the Bohemians shroud themselves in secrecy for reasons no more sinister than that they thought it was cool.
    Note: Sounds about right.
  • Sasha shared from Them: Adventures with Extremists by Jon Ronson
    The dream that won out and got called the American Dream was, of course, a Jewish dream, of sentimentality, of liberal harmony, of the immigrant becoming a success in business without prejudice.
    Note: Word.
  • Sasha shared from Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
    Horus was said to engage in autofellatio “every night because ingesting his own semen kept the stars in their places.” Only gods get away with excuses like that.
    Note: Oh, Egypt...
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Sasha Pixlee