I’ve actually read about this in a Biography about Tesla, apparently Twain would come over to Tesla’s place sometimes and they would mess with all the crazy inventions. :D
Eli, why does this make me think of us?
do you ever just kinda wonder what your selling point as a human being or friend is? like, what was the point at which people were like: hey, I’ll keep this human
why are there some lipsticks like $30 please calm down you glorified red crayon
From time to time, we all catch the most interesting conversations on the train to work, or in an airport, or especially while traveling. New York City blogger Rafi D’Angelo caught a conversation we would love to hear more of on public transportation—between two scruffy, rough-around-the-edges blue-collar working dads heading home.As soon as he heard Pat and Charlie’s conversation going somewhere interesting, Rafi grabbed his phone and hit record. This is what he caught:Guy 2: No more kids for you two?Guy 1: No, she figures we’re both getting too old for a baby.Guy 2: How is your boy anyway? Haven’t seen him in awhile.Guy 1: Oh John’s good, pitching this year varsity.Guy 2: He’ll definitely have the girls hanging around him now.Guy 1: Yeah if he had any time for them.Guy 2: Focused on baseball?Guy 1: Focused on boys.Guy 2: You’re shittin me!Guy 1: I kid you not. Came out to me and Mary Ann bold as daylight last year.Guy 2: Well I’ll be damned! I’m not supposed to know it but I overheard Patrick Junior tell his sister he might be gay not two months ago.Guy 1: We all saw that coming though.Guy 2: You’re the second person to say that. How’d everybody see it but me?Guy 1: It was just a feelin Pat. He was always a little soft, ya know?Guy 2: I guess you’re right. But damn Charlie, we both have gay kids. What do we do now? Both our sons are gay.Guy 1: We don’t do anything. We let em be gay and if some kid calls em a faggot we go to their house and raise hell with the parents like normal.Guy 2: Well I guess John and Lucinda won’t be getting together like we thought awhile ago.Guy 1: Guess not. **long pause**Guy 2: Hey Charlie, you thinkin what I’m thinkin?Guy 1: I was for about half a second then it got weird and I started thinkin about somethin else instead."By that point I was holding back a little tear," Rafi writes. "but they changed the conversation to something about a building code. I thought about posting the video but I don’t know how to blur people’s faces. Still, I thought this little exchange should be broadcast to the Internet." Welcome to the 21st century, America. This is family.