Smalltalk '76


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At the moment a bunch of recently ultra-conservative companies are becoming extremely progressive in a very short time. As a reminder that they don't always have your best interests in mind: a feminist cigarette ad from the 70s.



Black Beauty - Anna Sewell

This is nearly 300 pages of descriptions of people being cruel to animals (unsettling), and better techniques for raising horses (boring). I appreciate what this book is, and what it was trying to do, but the unsettling/boring roller-coaster ride was too much for me, and I didn't make it through.



Regattas at Argenteuil - Claude Monet


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Caroline Leaf's adaptation of 'The Street' by Mordecai Richler. I wonder if younger Canadians are exposed to all this high-quality Canadian animation. Do they even know that it was once a thing? The tradition seemed to completely die out around the year 2000, as far as I can tell.



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In 1972, a major airline disaster occurred when the crew became so fixated on a burnt-out light that they didn't notice the plane was going to crash. Link



From 'A Garland of Poetry by Yorkshire Authors


Seascape - Courbet


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The old screaming baby in the classroom prank.