Everyone should occasionally break the law

in some small and delightful way,
it’s good for the hygiene of the brain."
(Sir Terry Pratchett)



Cheeky & Geeky Se Moi;

Vision, Faith & Attitude!

Nie Hao, Gaat ie, Fawakka?


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Over his 32-year career as a Deputy U.S. Marshal, Bass Reeves arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men, and was never shot himself. His reputation for persistence, his total fearlessness, his skills with a gun, and his ability to outsmart outlaws struck terror into lawbreakers in what we now call Oklahoma. Although other colorful characters made their way into our pop culture, Bass was the real badass of the Old West.The story of Bass Reeves is sometimes cited as the inspiration for The Lone Ranger. It also may have been an inspiration for the film Django Unchained. The 2010 straight-to-video movie Bass Reeves is a fictionalized account of the lawman’s life. In 2011, the bridge that connects Muskogee and Fort Gibson in Oklahoma was named the Bass Reeves Memorial Bridge.
Once asked why he spent so much effort enforcing the “white man’s laws,” Bass reportedly replied, “Maybe the law ain’t perfect, but it’s the only one we got, and without it we got nuthin’.”
Read the full text here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/33537/life-and-times-deputy-us-marshal-bass-reeves#ixzz2IYf06lOT —brought to you by mental_floss! 

Over his 32-year career as a Deputy U.S. Marshal, Bass Reeves arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men, and was never shot himself. His reputation for persistence, his total fearlessness, his skills with a gun, and his ability to outsmart outlaws struck terror into lawbreakers in what we now call Oklahoma. Although other colorful characters made their way into our pop culture, Bass was the real badass of the Old West.

The story of Bass Reeves is sometimes cited as the inspiration for The Lone Ranger. It also may have been an inspiration for the film Django Unchained. The 2010 straight-to-video movie Bass Reeves is a fictionalized account of the lawman’s life. In 2011, the bridge that connects Muskogee and Fort Gibson in Oklahoma was named the Bass Reeves Memorial Bridge.

Once asked why he spent so much effort enforcing the “white man’s laws,” Bass reportedly replied, “Maybe the law ain’t perfect, but it’s the only one we got, and without it we got nuthin’.”


Read the full text here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/33537/life-and-times-deputy-us-marshal-bass-reeves#ixzz2IYf06lOT 
—brought to you by mental_floss! 

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Nonviolence promoted at rally on eve of anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s death.

Underprivileged Indian children dressed to look like the late Mahatma Gandhi arrive on a bus in Kolkata, India, before attempting a world record for being the largest gathering of people dressed as Gandhi, Jan. 29. Local non-government organizations put on the event and a total of 485 children from the Training Resource and Care for Kids (T.R.A.C.K.S), a charity for single mothers and children living without support at railway stations took part in the rally promoting the Gandhian ideology of nonviolence ahead of the anniversary of Gandhi’s death which falls on January 30th.

(via lustik)