Weekend 147.0

(1) ‘I feel I need a holiday, a very long holiday, as I have told you before. Probably a permanent holiday: I don’t expect I shall return. In fact, I don’t mean to, and I have made all the arrangements.

‘I am old, Gandalf. I don’t look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-preserved indeed!’ he snorted. ‘Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can’t be right. I need a change, or something.’

– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

(2) “The trouble with intellectuals is that they don’t know what a World’s Fair is all about,” wrote George R. Leighton in Harper’s Magazine. “A World’s Fair is an art form, a combination of beauty and bombast…and the universal hankering for a holiday.”

– James Mauro, Twilight at the World of Tomorrow

(3) Housecleaning: Yes. I defeated the DUSTFLIER.

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