And, using this music, the Saul Bass-style intro credits:
(hat tip to Slate)
Still catching up on links I’ve marked in recent weeks to share:
1. A Stephen Colbert graduation speech.
2. Dialect map of U.S. English speakers.
3. The highest-paid employee in most states is a college coach.
4. Obits of the “influential obscure”: Linear B interpreter.
5. A Wikipedia list of “literary techniques” — I’m not sure this list is (or could ever be) comprehensive, so long as writing stays creative, but it’s an intriguing list anyway–maybe because of the pointless Aristotelian effort to list such things.
6. A sketch made of slaves recently freed from Jefferson Davis’s plantation.
7. Accents in the Game of Thrones.
8. Memory in plants.
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Note: The photos below, taken 3 April, show the signs as they appear from local streets. The arrangements of multiple signs were as I found them; I picked my locations for photographing, but I didn’t move any signs.
Ah, Ogle County politics — will you never cease to amaze me?
First, apparently character Tyrion Lannister from “Game of Thrones” is running (though I’d be surprised if this “Halfman” were even aware of that show):
Then there’s this:
and the 13th U.S. President is (almost) back as well:
And finally, some terrific names for would-be politicians: