of a particular hole to live in, a particular anything

Plate V.
Comparison of records (of head or eye movement) for the two planes (vertical and horizontal)
(cropped from page)
William Anton Smith. An Experimental Study in the Psychology of Reading. University of Chicago dissertation, 1917
Harvard University copy, digitized Oct 7, 2008

The selection of a particular hole to live in,
of a particular mate,
of a particular feeding-ground,
a particular variety of diet,
a particular anything,
in short, out of a possible multitude,
is a very widespread tendency

But each of these preferences carries with it an insensibility to
other opportunities and occasions…

text (from Smith’s dissertation) taken from William James, his passage on The Law of Inhibition of Instincts by Habits, in The Principles of Psychology (1891)

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The following skulls have gone through trepanning. Trepanning is an old surgical procedure where a small hole is drilled into someone’s skull and left to heal naturally. People believe it can bring a prolonged positive effect and improve overall state of well-being. But there is little hard scientific evidence for this. (Source)

Life Hack: When an annoying guy keeps asking you to hang out, tell him you have plans and when he asks what those plans are, tell him you have to go to a juvenile delinquent camp for boys to break the curse made by your no good, dirty rotten great-great grandfather, and then proceed to tell him the rest of the plot of Holes in its entirety.

why doesn’t anybody ever talk about Holes

mother fuckin school-teacher kate barlow had her african american boyfriend shot in the fuckin head by some racist fuckboy in the old west and started murdering people and became kissin’ kate barlow

Stanley Yelnats and Zero save the day by eatin their fuckin vegetables, find treasure and split like 150 million bucks together, buy a mansion for them and their camp buddies and live happily ever after

Zero uses his fortune to hire a PI to find his mom

pretty sure a curse placed by Madame Zeroni got broken somewhere there too

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