Tag Archives: Anecdotes

Seize the Day: 250 Anecdotes and Stories

Introduction Cindy Jones is a nurse who works with cancer patients. In 1996, one such patient was about to die. One of Cindy’s colleagues asked the woman, “What is important to you?” What was important to the woman was being … Continue reading

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Resist Psychic Death: 250 Anecdotes — Free Kindle Ebook

Introduction In Bikini Kill’s early songs, vocalist Kathleen Hanna tends to repeat lines many times. She had a reason for doing this. The sound equipment Bikini Kill played live with was very bad, and she worried that no one would … Continue reading

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Reality is Fabulous: 250 Anecdotes and Stories

Activism In 1993, members of the Barbie Liberation Organisation fought against the gender stereotyping of such dolls as Barbie and GI Joe. They bought Barbie and GI Joe dolls and switched their voice boxes and then returned the dolls to … Continue reading

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Maximum Cool: 250 Anecdotes

Activism On March 26, 1904, during a strike by miners in Colorado, union organizer Mother Jones was arrested on the orders of governor James P. Peabody, put on a train, taken to the border of Colorado, dropped off, and told … Continue reading

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Don’t Fear the Reaper: 250 Anecdotes

Introduction: Notes Left Behind In August 2007, six-year-old Elena Desserich died of a rare form of brain cancer known as brainstem glioma that afflicts mostly children. Her father, Keith, said, “They told us at the very beginning that she had … Continue reading

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Create, Then Take a Break: 250 Anecdotes and Stories

Actors and Acting English actor Stanley Holloway, who created the role of Eliza Doolittle’s father in My Fair Lady on Broadway, almost didn’t. He felt ignored during rehearsals, although he later realized that that was a compliment. The director and … Continue reading

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The Coolest People in Comedy: 250 Anecdotes

Acting Whoopi Goldberg has had excellent success as an actress. When Stephen Spielberg told her that he wanted her to make her film-acting debut in his movie The Color Purple, she was happy. In fact, she says, “My teeth caught … Continue reading

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