Here is this week’s list of comic strips, short stories, and other links from my favourite corners of the web.
Prehistoric ‘Aspirin’ Found in Sick Neanderthal’s Teeth. One of my favourite pastimes is reading articles about archeology, especially when it relates to Neanderthals and ancient modern humans. This was utterly fascinating. It makes me wonder what we might discover next about people that lived that long ago.
Different. I couldn’t agree with this more. The twist at the end is also of the things I love the most about living in Toronto.
Tripping in the ICU. I had no idea that ICU doctors and nurses thought about things like this. I hope this becomes a widespread program.
“I Made That Bitch Famous.” What a list. It made me angry to see so many examples of women’s work being stolen.
The Story Behind A United Kingdom via Dan_Salerno_. I hadn’t even heard of this film before I stumbled across this blog post, but it sounds like a fabulous story. It’s about an African prince who fell in love with a woman from England in the 1940s. The racism and hate they faced was unrelenting. This is the story of how they persevered and what their legacy has become for their descendants.
This is how it is: We who live on the edge of the Heap are different. Harper’s arms are no more than nimble flippers that sprout exposed bone. Zora’s skin blisters from the sunlight, while Ernest cannot raise his medicine ball sized head—he only lolls it. They cannot of course talk, so I talk for them, and I talk to them. We bronzer children of the golden class are a motley litter of rejects, everyone knows.