Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sunday Links 29

A 12-year-old on a bicycle, and two hundred wild dogs chasing after her, running full speed through the streets of Budapest. How 200 Dogs Were Trained to Act in 'WHITE GOD'

Oh, for the Joy of a Tickled Rat Accomplished researchers spent time tickling their experimental subjects. And the similarity of rats to humans in the tickling realm is pleasantly bewildering.

For my American readers: Should I send a letter or make a phone call? How to effectively talk to your member of congress 

The editors of GQ have selected their picks for The 21 best documentaries of the 21st century. Some of my faves are here: When the Levees Broke, What Happened, Miss Simone?, Capturing The Friedmans and more.

 “Only in America” could a man whose staff took away his Twitter account be given the nuclear codes.

It’s been a rough year. So, why not take the edge off with Unicorn Tears Gin ?

The Words and Work of Leonard Cohen To celebrate his life and work listen to a few recitations given by the man himself.

A city's skyline is its public face. Seeing the outline of Venice against the sky for the first time is one of my fondest experiences. What is the world’s greatest skyline?

The Death of Percy Bysshe Shelley  The Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley died on 8 July 1822, at the age of 29, when his boat went down in a sudden storm off the coast of the Gulf of Spezia. A dreadful death, dreadfully young, but was it really just a tragic accident or something far darker and more disturbing?

The Story of ‘Ella and Louis,’ 60 Years Later 
Though it is something only American culture could produce, “Ella and Louis” was also something a large part of American society worked hard to prevent.
Our country is famous for its natural beauty and you can enjoy some breathtaking views from the tables at some of Canada’s Most Scenic Restaurants

The First Food Writer With a name like Clementine Paddleford, she should have been unforgettable. So why don’t you know who she is?

On Staying and Fighting, and Finding Strength in Poetry I plan to stay put and fight. And fight how? By embracing, by invoking, by insisting on W.H. Auden’s suggestion: “You shall love your crooked neighbor / With your crooked heart.”

The case of Mary Ellen When community worker, Ella Wheeler discovered Mary Ellen Wilson horribly beaten, tied to a bed in her locked tenement apartment in New York City, she turned to the only organization she could think of to help her rescue this abused eight year old girl – the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that had been in existence there since 1866.

This is cute: Student writes letter to a neighbour having loud sex, and gets very surprising letter in response

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