Bill Watterson brilliantly illustrates a common human trait in this Calvin and Hobbes strip.
Mary Oliver died Thursday, 17 January 2019. It’s worth knowing her. The New Yorker piece below will introduce you to her world and the YouTube video features her reading one of her most popular poems.
I recently found this brilliant performance of “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” on YouTube. The instruments take front and center and the vocalists accompany them, telling the story of a child asking about a father who was never around.
Wow. A brilliant cover. These two should release an album.
I found this lesson fun, clever and thoughtful. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it too.
The A.V. Club’s Undercover series of performances includes a cover of Kansas’ “Carry On My Wayward Son” by GWAR. The result is fun if you enjoy GWAR or incongruity.
Great performance. I’d pay to watch this live.
If you love the internet and find trolls sometimes frustrating and often amusing, you should check out Troll Play. It’s a very funny and mostly lighthearted look at both the dumpster fires and surprising kindness found on the internet.
The episodes are around 20 minutes long. I recommend “Dog haters, dads on Twitter and a troll from two thousand years ago” as a good place to start.
The science-fiction legend Harlan Ellison died June 28, 2018. His script for the “City on the Edge of Forever” episode was changed significantly but he was still given exclusive credit for the screenplay, which he considered a betrayal, one that he held a decades long grudge for. Vox covers this in a piece that examines this episode how it represents a microcosm of Ellison’s life.
“City on the Edge of Forever” is a brilliant episode in a series known for greatness. I can understand how Ellison would be upset with the changes to his script, even after its success. That he held a grudge for so long and so virulently tells us what a brilliant and tortured soul he was.