today I learned: not only is shirley temple still alive, she has also been the ambassador to czechoslovakia and ghana, survived breast cancer, served on the board of directors of bank of america, and ran unsuccessfully for the house of representatives. holy hell. also, there are only two jews left in afghanistan, and they both hate each other so much that they each have their own private synagogue. next, while the beatles were recording “get back”, paul mccartney would look at yoko ono while singing the line “get back to where you once belonged”. aaand finally, upon becoming the first black man to obtain a phd from harvard, w.e dubois said “the honor, I assure you, was harvard’s”


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