today I learned: tupac shakur received a letter from the parents of a terminally-ill boy named joshua, saying it was joshua’s last wish to meet tupac. tupac then flew out to maryland to meet the boy. when joshua passed away, tupac changed the name of his publishing company to “joshua’s dream”. next, charles “pretty boy” floyd, a great depression-era gangster and notorious bank robber, endeared himself to the public by destroying mortgage papers at the banks he robbed, freeing many from their debts (hey, can someone do this again please?). also, the mimic octopus can change into more than 15 different shapes, including snake, stingray, lionfish, and furry turkey (!!!). aaand finally, filmmaker richard linklater has been working on a 12 year film since 2002, filming a fictional narrative of a boy growing up, as the boy really grows up. just for kicks: when mr potato head first appeared in 1952, only the parts were supplied and parents had to provide the potato to stick the bits into. hahahaha.