Suggestion Saturday: February 18, 2017

Here is this week’s list of comic strips, confessions, and other links from my favourite corners of the web.

What Aliens Really Want with Humans.  If any aliens read this, I would gladly sign up for this sort of arrangement if I can bring my spouse and some other family members.

Shakespeare in the Bush. In 1966 an American anthropologist attempted to tell the story of Hamlet to the Tiv in West Africa. How well does Shakespeare’s work translate in a culture where leaders always have multiple wives, nobody knows what a ghost is, and witches are the source of a lot of people’s woes? You’ll have to keep reading to find out.

Telling Family the Childfree Choice via WriterDann. This was very good advice.

Netflix Cheating: Your Significant Other Is Probably Stepping Out on Your Joint Viewing. I’ve never done this to my spouse, but the title of this post alone was enough to make me recommend it. What a funny dilemma to have.

Thanks to Tumblr, I’m Genderqueer via tmamone. Trav has taught me so much about gender identity and how complex it can be for some people. This is an article they wrote recently about their experiences. I highly recommend checking it out.

From Rescue via BodyofBreen:

Yesterday, as I walked past the lighthouse and on toward the Boardwalk, a young man rushed past me, vaulted a fence, and, while standing at the cliff’s edge, shouted “Someone’s struggling. Help her!”

In the water below, a young woman was treading water dangerously close to the cliff face.

From Raising the American Weakling:

When she was a practicing occupational therapist, Elizabeth Fain started noticing something odd in her clinic: Her patients were weak. More specifically, their grip strengths, recorded via a hand-held dynamometer, were “not anywhere close to the norms” that had been established back in the 1980s.

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