Reading and Toys, 2013-01-18

Reading and Toys, 2013-01-18


A lot more than flesh was destroyed in the fire of June 9, 1980.

I probably spent more hours in arcades than I spent in school. God, I loved those things.

On August 1, 1966, CHARLES WHITMAN climbed to the top of the University of Texas Tower and started firing—and the rest, literally, is history. Here’s what happened on that fateful day, in the words of more than three dozen people who got shot, fired back, lost loved ones, saved lives by risking their own, and otherwise witnessed the nation’s first mass murder in a public place.

There’s some good stuff here.