Monday, January 31, 2022

Miss Cellania's Links

The graphic novel Maus that was taken out of class by the McMinn County school board is available online, part one and part two now at your favorite book store. I read it Saturday and it's well worth the time.

Horrible Ways Gamers Have Murdered Sims. Don't let them keep you up at night. (via Geeks Are Sexy

Meet Willow, the New White House Cat. (via Fark)

The Fight to Bring Live Television to Deaf Audiences. Closed captioning didn't even begin until 1980, and it was a difficult birth. (via Digg)

The Invisible College of Experimental Flatology. It's a website that brings us the science of farts, plus enough fart generators and web toys to keep any 12-year-old busy. (via Metafilter

The Ultimate Love Boat Intro- with 901 Guest Stars!

How Does One Officially Measure Snow? There are rules for volunteer weather watchers.  

Meet Jonathan, the 190-Year-Old Tortoise.

They Carry Us With Them: The Great Tree Migration. (via Damn Interesting)

A blast from the past (2014): 18 Athletes Who Went to the 2014 Olympics Alone.


Steve Ogle said...

It was actually McMinn County, Tennessee. McMinnville, Tennessee, is in Warren County.

Anonymous said...

"The decision by a Tennessee school district to ban Maus seems to have spiked interest in Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel about the Holocaust. Three different editions of the Pulitzer Prize–winning work are in the top seven of books on Amazon as of Sunday afternoon."

Not many things will boost book sales like a good old-fashioned ban. Most people were unaware of this book until a few days ago. We home-schooled our kids and these books were part of many lessons. They are still the only graphic novels on our bookshelves.

Above quote is from:

It is a short article, worth a read.

Miss Cellania said...

Thanks, Steve! I have corrected that.

MarkOfIowa said...

The links to Maus no longer work- I had both of them opened yesterday and read part one. Today, when went to read part two, there was a notice that said:

This item is no longer available.

Items may be taken down for various reasons, including by decision of the uploader or due to a violation of our Terms of Use.