Coachella was started when the band Pearl Jam boycotted Ticketmaster in 1993 for their high prices, and played at the location during their Ticketmaster boycott tour.
Women were not allowed to wear pants on the US Senate floor until 1993 after Senators Barbara Mikulski and Carol Moseley Braun defiantly staged a protest by wearing pantsuits.
During the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Great Flood of 1993, 23 year-old James Scott removed sandbags from an Illinois levee in order to strand his wife on the other side of the river so that he could keep partying. He received life imprisonment for “intentionally causing a catastrophe”. His breach flooded 14,000 acres.
RIP Brandon Lee, accidental death on the set of The Crow
Celebrity Drug-related Death: River Phoenix outside of the Viper Room in Los Angelos
When the US Post Office issued the first stamp honoring Elvis in 1993, stamp collectors mailed letters with these stamps to bad addresses to have them marked “Return to Sender”.
New York Yankees pitcher Jim Abbot threw a no-hitter despite being born without a right hand.
Some people have missed this disclaimer in the past, so I’m going to say again that I’m not endorsing these ideas, merely collecting them, and I disagree with many of them.
Incest that doesn’t involve children, coercion, or procreation should be socially accepted.
Society drastically overvalues prestige, to our collective detriment.
We should end the tradition of gift-giving, because it’s so inefficient. Gift-givers are much worse at choosing something the recipient will enjoy than the recipient would’ve been.
People in senior positions should continuously have their cognition tested, to monitor possible decline of fluid intelligence, alertness and judgment.
Addiction is mostly rational.
via Marginal Revolution (iirc)
“The top 100 books of all time
Take a look at a list of the top 100 books of all time, nominated by writers from around the world, from Things Fall Apart to Mrs Dalloway, and from Pride and Prejudice to Don Quixote”.
@ the Guardian