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"a genetic predisposition for dog doodling"

school workbook doodle18th century school workbook doodle via The Museum of English Rural Life

I think what I like best is that it reminds me of my own school maths book, except my handwriting was rubbish and the doodles were of my scruffy Jack Russell rather than sporty rabbit chasing dogs.

Richard Beale was my great great great grandfather ... It's been very weird to see my ancestor's doodles going viral: Mefi's own intensitymultiply on encountering the MERL's popular twitter thread about an 18th century teen's mathematics workbook

10/10/18
by taz

Are you there, silly string? It's me, thread.

Question 1Question 1 by Virtual EyeSee (cc by)

In which Mefites interrogate the proposition that every book/play title should be written in the form of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

06/25/18
by taz

The Invisible Effort of Emotional Labor

CaryatidsCaryatids by rknickme (cc by-nc-nd)

Epic thread on Emotional Labor offers dozens of great stories, academic studies, and personal insights into how our lives depend on constant and under-recognized emotional work, mostly performed by women. Come read along – this thread might change how you look at your marriage, or your parents, or your workplace.

Also: the author of the article responds; a personal assessment checklist on AskMe; and the emergence of an emotional labor tax haven, Crone Island, where tacos and margaritas await the weary. 🍹

07/22/15
by taz

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