and just anything interesting I can find on the internet.


When I say history is a matter of life and death, I mean this: If you really don’t know history, you are a victim of whatever the authorities tell you. You have no way of checking up on them. You have no way of deciding whether there is any truth in what they are saying.

Reader: Dear Mr. Snicket, What is the best way to keep a secret?

Lemony Snicket: Tell it to everyone you know, but pretend you are kidding.