Here is this week’s list of blog posts, videos, comics, photographs and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
From Back in Dallas:
Detroit always had a bit of a depressed feel, and it’s cloudy and grey so damn often it’s easy to see why, plus the 5 months of winter cold. …I wonder what others have to say about this, about where they live in comparison to other places. Have you felt this effect?
Tragedy #292. This would make a great short story. It’s also how I imagine life would be if supernatural abilities actually existed: awesome at first but perpetually boring thereafter.
Coon-Suit Riot. One of the funniest satires I’ve read in a long time. (Or at least I hope it’s satire….)
Interview with My Bully. As my parents used to say, “hurt people hurt people.”
Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton tells the true story of a musician who was born female and began living as a man at age 19. Sexism influenced his decision – it was nearly impossible for female Jazz musicians to be taken seriously in communities he lived in during the 1930s and 1940s. But he (probably) also felt more comfortable as a man than as a woman.
Or at least that’s a theory. Unfortunately Billy Tipton never talked to his wife or children about this. I wonder what he would have said to them?
What have you been reading?