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Posted: 17th February 2020

WHAT WE SAW

The World Through Snow by Dmitri Gheorgheni That's what I saw the other day out the Post Office window. The Groundhog has a peculiar idea of early spring: it will snow deep drifts one day, then warm up and melt in the rain the next. The farmer folk just hope it stays cold long enough to kill the bugs, and the rest of us enjoy the show, as long as we have a day or two to get out to the store. So it goes.

The world is a strange and wonderful place, according to our contributors. Look what they've found: exotic wildflowers, spooky stalactites, overgrown archaeology, and poems in unusual places. There's plenty to puzzle over here, too – just what is that digital readout trying to tell me, and do I want to know? Should we really be listening to 'Eve of Destruction' right about now, or should I just shrug it all off and head for the cinema?


Snow-covered bushes
Lots of Cool Stuff in this week's issue:

  • A photo to caption. A picture quiz to mull over. (Bet you make it three in a row, FWR!) Jokes to chuckle about.
  • Ongoing stories in graphic form. Note: This week marks the end of SashaQ's series on 'Career Curiosities', at least for right now. We congratulate Sasha on achieving a worklife that is less stressful, albeit also less productive of cartoon humour. Stop by and join in the virtual champagne party. And thanks for sharing, Sasha!
  • Black-and-white photography of extreme awesomeness. You won't look at the world the same way after our photographers get through with you.
  • The odd (very odd) 'think piece' about Life, the Universe, and Everything. Also cinema. Also Medium Leslie. Apocalyptic irony, anyone?

Please read and comment. Have your own thoughts, and post them to the Post. Remember the Create challenge: explain our familiar strangeness to an alien today. Have a great week!


Quote of the Week:   They [the announcers] will tell you who will attend, who designed the crowns of the Debütantinnen, who will sing in the show, what kinds of floral decorations they have, who sits in which Loge and everything else a person from the 19th Century is interested in.

Tavaron, describing Vienna's Opernball




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