GOOD

It was June of 1973, and Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen and the man whose vocals remain one of the few reasonable arguments for the existence of God, had a serious problem. Queen was about to release its debut album, but they had no logo, no brand. So one night, Mercury drew up an insignia featuring the creature of each member’s zodiac sign—two lions, a crab, and fairy maidens—and lo, the Queen crest was born. It also may have been astrology’s only truly useful moment.

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“We’re going to have cholera in New York if they don’t clean that park,” says Susan Miller. It’s mid-October, three weeks into the Occupy Wall Street protest, which has drawn tens of thousands to Lower Manhattan. “I mean they can’t stop. This isn’t even the beginning yet. Pluto is going to be working on the money supply until 2023, and the protestors will have to keep at it!” She continues, “But my God they have to do it somewhere else for a few days. Someone’s got to clean the house!”

And with that, Miller busts into a belly laugh.

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