Friday finds

Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson — the college cartoonist years.

What stop-motion Rankin/Bass holiday specials have to tell us about monetary policy.

Nick considers the music he’d like to have played at his funeral. My own list is less extensive: Bob Dylan’s “Every Grain of Sand” and “Louange a L’Eternitie de Jesus” from Messaien’s Quartet for the End of Time.  Maybe take a page from The Wire and play “Body of an American” afterward. but that’s about it.

Angelology, Gutzon Borglum, and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine.

What’s your pick for the best film version of an Elmore Leonard novel? There are more of them out there than you might think.

Thou shalt not send schmucks to review stage adaptations of Philip K. Dick novels.

Now it can be told: Why Mexican potatoes are so lousy.

We can all agree that John Cleese is a creative person — right? So pour some coffee and listen to the man talk about creativity. “Boundaries of space, boundaries of time. It’s as simple as that.”

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