Some excellent links from the week:
- This is great. Rachel Bernstein went through George Washington’s papers from his two tours of the US as president and found all the “snippy little reviews” he wrote of the inns and taverns where he stayed.
- Back in the 1920s, residents of New York City could go to the Central Park zoo and rent animals, including “hippopotami with amiable dispositions”
- Cheese as a bookmark? I haven’t worked in a library in 16 years but I’m physically shuddering reading this.
- I’m not doing any of the puns about the mystery pooper at this high school but you can go ahead if you want.
- A lovely piece on John Prine: “Death, it turns out, is ideally suited to Prine’s narrative gifts: He is sanguine, a little doleful, funny, and then so poetic you might topple over. ”
- Mothers Day is coming and KISS sells a “Demon Waffle Maker”!