Here is this week’s list of comic strips, poems, blog posts, short stories, and other links from my favourite corners of the web.
“But I Was a Sheep Last Year….” The Plight of Every Curly-Headed Child During Nativity Season via joannesarginson. I’m saving most of the winter holiday posts I’ve found for next week, but I thought you’d all enjoy a few references a bit earlier in the month. This is an excellent place to start.
Christmas Chelsea Buns. This sounds like the perfect thing to bake on Christmas Eve and then eat Christmas morning while people unwrap presents.
Merriam-Webster’s 2017 Words of the Year.This was a funny look back at some of the most popular words of 2017.
Five Reasons Zombies Could Never Defeat the Military via mythcreants. Don’t worry. There’s nothing gory in this link. It’s actually about how easily modern militaries could end a zombiepocalypse before it really had a chance to begin. I found it fascinating since I’ve never seen a zombie show or movie acknowledge most of these points.
What if You Knew Alzheimer’s Was Coming for You? This was quite the thought-provoking article.
Hundred-Year-Old Directions on How to Mail Christmas Cookies. Wow, I had no idea this tradition was so old. I know one person who still mails them out, too. She’s quite a good baker.
Which Which? via MichaelTMiyoshi. Tongue twists both amused and irritated me when I was a kid. I always wanted to be better at them than I was. Regardless of how you feel about them, this is an interesting take on how social media is changing the English language, homophones and all.
From Cookie Jar:
“Speak up, Dale. I’ve got all day, but you probably don’t.”
“Well…you remember before there was TV, right?”
Rhett smiled, even though he felt this was a question to which his great-grandson should already have known the answer. He restrained an urge to say, Don’t they teach you kids anything, because it would have been curmudgeonly and impolite