Not long ago, a few of our neighbors lost everything in a freak electrical fire. Our ward is fundraising for the family: gf.me/u/ygucrn
Another entry today in the excellent “In/Vulnerable” series on The Nib: “I Was Forced To Drive Across The Country During A Pandemic Just To Get Health Care.”. Read them all here. 📚
Today’s comics reading to make your blood boil: Reveal, Part 8, in which we meet a man who builds survival bunkers for the 1%.
When I taught composition, I had a student who wrote every paper about “no-till farming” as a cure for agriculture. I wonder what he would think of this. Shockingly Simple: How Farmland Could Absorb an Extra 2 Billion Tonnes of CO2 From the Atmosphere Each Year
Important reading if you are any kind of reader of comics: Warren Ellis, Cameron Stewart, and the Storm of Sexual Misconduct Allegations Roiling the Comic Book Industry
I know most folks will remember him for all his great movie and sitcom roles, but to me, Fred Willard will always be the bartender at D.C. Follies.
This is my kind of project: Every Star Trek Book Ever
I’d forgotten all about this little project from two of my favorite comics artists: “I’m Sellin’ Folks A Dream”: Alan Moore and Bill Sienkiewicz’s ‘Brought To Light’
This apparently passes for capitalist humor these days: Should Uber Buy Crossfit to Become a Health and Transportation Powerhouse. Not exactly Jonathan Swift territory there, Forbes.
More recommended comics reading: The Once-in-a-Century Pandemic: “We’re repeating a lot of the same mistakes from the 1918 ‘Spanish Flu’ H1N1 outbreak.”
Today’s recommended reading: A Comic Strip Tour Of The Wild World Of Pandemic Modeling: “All models are wrong. It’s striving to make them less wrong and useful in the moment.”
This is the best news about upcoming TV I’ve seen in a while: Hulu Has Ordered a Pilot for Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti Series, Penned by the Author. Also, there’s a new story. Recommended reading.
If you really want to help, wash your hands, cover your mouth, & share good information: Don’t Panic: The comprehensive Ars Technica guide to the coronavirus
Today’s recommended comics reading: Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio by KC Green (the “This is Fine” cartoonist). If all you’ve ever known is the Disney version, you might like to see just how weird the original story was.
Today’s recommended comics reading: Epidemic. “Malevolent and incompetent” barely scratches the surface.
Today’s recommended reading: Something is Happening to Norway – more excellent publication design in the service of climate change journalism.
After I dunno how many years, I switched from the low bit-rate podcast of 2600 Off the Hook (🐦 @HackerRadioShow) to the full bit-rate version. I’ve made a terrible mistake.
Freelance front-end devs: I have a potential contract gig for someone to help do some ADA-compliance work for a company in Chicago. Existing site has already been given an accessibility audit & there’s a punch list of things to do. If you’re interested, contact me by email.
For the last five years, my wife and I have attended this workshop, and it truly has changed my life. Feel free to ask me anything about it: Wildacres Writers Workshop
My dad might haunt me for promoting anything Audubon (he never liked that Audubon killed and taxidermied the birds he painted), but this is a well-designed page, graphically and informationally: Your Guide to Climate Action
My awesome niece: “I want to see the look on the guys’ faces when they realize we can throw stuff.” Meet The Humboldt Park Gators Chicago’s Only All-Girls Baseball Team
This seems just a little bit off today, unless there’s a different temperature unit in our current dystopia.
Every day, it seems, there’s more evidence that William Gibson was dead on when he said “the street finds its own uses for things.” Kids are swapping AirPods in class then using text to speech to ‘talk’ without talking
Oh, so that’s how it’s gonna be, 2020? Beloved ‘Great British Bake Off’ Host Sandi Toksvig Is Leaving the Show