Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Miss Cellania's Links

The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History. It took a huge team of professionals to pull it off.

The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked. John Colter had to think fast to escape Blackfoot country.

A Program to Guide You to College Success. First-generation college students do much better when they have personal guidance from trained counselors.

When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm. He only knew eight words, but was the hit of the vaudeville circuit.

The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale. Dr. Joy Reidenberg shares stories from her unique job.

The reality of being a man with dwarfism in 2018. Eugene Grant, who has achondroplasia, explains that ridiculing dwarf bodies isn’t funny: it’s prejudice. (via Metafilter)

1960s Board Games For Girls Were Messed Up.

5 Insane Small-Town News Stories You Need To Know About.


5 comments:

Bruce M said...

The first thing I thought of after reading Don the Talking dog was Michigan J. Frog....."Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime gal....." lol

gwdMaine said...

Lots of good links today Miss C., thanks. And here's some
more background on the Mountain Man, an American Legend:
John Colter

Bill Scheitzach said...

re: the board game article — I'm male and also grew up back in the 1960s – the same era as the two games mentioned – and I can say that there lots of things of that era that delivered some not-so-subtle messages as well. Just about every male older than 10 carried a pocketknife; realistic toy guns (not to mention more functional weapons such as pellet rifles or BB guns) were common, and kids of both genders would emulate their parents by 'smoking' candy cigarettes or bubble pipes ... and nobody thought anything of it, because this was simply the way it was.

There's nothing like going back 30, 40, 50 or more years and looking at what was 'normal' then from the viewpoint of modern-day sensibilities, and so long as there are journalists, columnists, bloggers, pundits, and anyone else who has to produce a certain number of words on command on a regular basis, articles like these will just keep on coming.

Miss Cellania said...

I never had those board games, but I spent most of the '60s wishing I was a boy. Not because I didn't like being a girl, but because boys could be astronauts and presidents and doctors and stuff.

Jono said...

Living near a small town makes me appreciate the other small town news.