Thursday, May 19, 2022

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, an absolutely phenomenal piece of writing: David Sedaris on the death of his father: ‘I don’t think the coffin could have been any uglier’.

Here's a great story about one of the funniest films ever made ("The Producers"), and how Peter Sellers was critical to its success: Seller's Choice.

This is an excellent read: An Anonymous TV Writer Offers An Inside Look At Why Special Effects Seem So Bad Right Now.

From Chris P., for all of us word nerds: A Way With Words.

From Wally, and it's absolutely beautiful: a stunning oarfish. This is coming very quickly: These Robots Have One Special Skill That Could Make Human Chefs Obsolete

From C. Lee, and boy, is it revealing: How Do Big Tech Giants Make Their Billions? Very competent: Russia Pretends It Didn’t Accidentally Show Bonnie and Clyde During Victory Day Parade. This seems very contemporary: 'The New York Times' can't shake the cloud over a 90-year-old Pulitzer Prize. Well, damn it: The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus. Squats for life! A simple exercise that gives your brain an unexpected boost. Punctuation nerd alert: 8 Punctuation Marks That Are No Longer Used. It certainly left an impression: ‘What Is a Yute?’: An Oral History of ‘My Cousin Vinny’.

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