Jul. 5th, 2017

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(And boy, it was a doozy picking which one in the thread was the silliest - trust me, you're not missing out if I don't link to it)

How often do you ever see a 9 year old and a 6 year old in a deep conversation with their parents? A child doesn't have the attention span of that length to have a meaningful conversation with parents.

The really sad part here is that the person she was arguing with was also fantastically wrong-headed. And so is the person they were arguing with before she chimed in! It's the world's most boring, full-throttle flame war. Who the heck knew the comments sections to the newspaper comics were so full of drama llamas!? I've seen less pointless animosity in religion and politics forums. Hell, I've seen less of it in mothering forums, and until now I thought those were the be-all and end-all of internet drama.


Retro Hogwarts Pinups from Different Decades

This Native Tribe Is Reintroducing a Disappeared Species on Its Own Land

Millenials can kill anything.... (LOL!)

Time Has Only Strengthened These Ancient Roman Seawalls

Rocking the Stasi

A Dutch sailor’s photos of the New York of 1979 (Check out the comments)

Tiny Jumping Spiders Can See the Moon

Best Practices for Raising Kids? Look to Hunter-Gatherers

“There’s Nothing New / Under The Sun, / But There Are New Suns”: Recovering Octavia E. Butler’s Lost Parables

The Lost City That’s Not Lost, Not a City, and Doesn’t Need to Be Discovered

Historians Uncover Slave Quarters of Sally Hemings at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

US schools rethink meal-debt policies that humiliate kids (I can think of a policy that will stop humiliating kids - we can institute universal free lunch and breakfast. Bam, done.)

Dinosaurs' loss was frogs' gain: The upside of a mass extinction

The East St. Louis Race Riot Left Dozens Dead, Devastating a Community on the Rise

Father of Migrants

‘Love Thy Neighbor?’

Goodbye Nonpartisan Journalism. And Good Riddance.

What it's like to be a journalist in 2017. (Chilling.)

‘I was sold seven times': the Yazidi women welcomed back into the faith

Iraqi forces have killed thousands of Islamic State fighters. In death, what do they deserve? Seeking answers in the ruined city of Mosul, Kenneth R. Rosen unearths a terrible crime.
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1. If you have small children, take this advice. One day they'll scribble all over themselves with marker. When they do, don't panic. You can't scrub it off, so let them go to town, and if people question you, look down your nose and say "I don't need to explain my art to you" or, better, "Don't question my art". I stole that line gleefully from Empire Records and have never forgotten it.

2. Eva remembered that's her mom's favorite movie, but she's never seen it and therefore forgot the name. I asked her to tell her mom it was airing once - "Do you want to see The Emperor Archives?"

Missed a few 4th of July links, so here they are now:

18 Vintage Photos of People Celebrating Independence Day

Photographs of Independence Day in America

This woman’s name appears on the Declaration of Independence. So why don’t we know her story? (Fascinating story, though half of it is the Post conspicuously equating patriotism with journalism. Well, can't blame 'em, and they're right anyway.)

Why are Danes celebrating the Fourth of July?

How Americans Celebrated Independence Day in 1777

The government’s annual mannequin murders, ranked

Before America Got Uncle Sam, It Had to Endure Brother Jonathan

Why I Love (And Question) Independence Day


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