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Time Once Again For BPAL’s Weekly Link Roundup

2017 February 3
by black phoenix


Welcome to our weekly roundup of cherished news bits! This week’s batch:

☠ The Rotterdam Museum is exhibiting the stuffed body of a weasel electrocuted by the Large Hadron Collider.

The Cherry Sisters managed to go down in history as the world’s worst vaudeville act.

☠ No joke: DC is reinventing Snagglepuss as a “gay Southern gothic playwright” who is called before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

☠ Your oldest ancestor has been located in the fossil record: Saccorhytus was huge-mouthed, 1mm in size, and totally assless.

Sweden has created a new Bamse comic that teaches kids about the concept of disinformation.

☠ A German Ph.D. student unpacks the icon, nay enigma, that is Pride and Prejudice’s Mr. Darcy.

☠  Vocab time: “horizontal hostility” is a term that might come in handy as you navigate the increasingly fighty interwebs.

☠ Disturbingly relevant: George Orwell’s insightful 1940 review of Mein Kampf.

☠ Among those lost in 2016: record-smashing WWF goddess Chyna, whose successes became overshadowed by unforeseen setbacks in her career and personal life. There’s a terrific long-form tribute to Chyna on Broadly! Watch her signature bazookas-blazing entrance below.


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