On the Internet, Nobody Knows You’re a Dog

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In the July 5, 1993 issue of The New Yorker, there on the upper right corner on page 61 was an amusing single panel cartoon by Peter Steiner. A lot of the New Yorker single panel cartoons are amusing and often quite clever, however none of them would quite beat Peter’s for its cultural impact and legacy as the magazine’s most popular cartoon. Here’s a follow-up conversation with the cartoonist about what he’s been up to since those early days of the Internet.

International Camping Festival

These photos are from this year’s International Camping Festival held on Mount Wugongshan in the Jiangxi province of China and attracted over 15,000 camping enthusiasts.

Medicinal Alcohol

Seen here is a US government issued prescription form that permitted doctors to prescribe “medicinal alcohol” to their patients during Prohibition, although it was mainly bogus and a way for some physicians and pharmacists to make some extra money. It’s all about the side hustle, kids.

Dear Mr. Cox

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In 1974 attorney Dale O. Cox, a season ticket holder of the Cleveland Browns sent the above complaint and giving notice to his team.

The reply below sent by the Browns’ 28-year-old general counsel, James Bailey is the best thing ever.

The Cleveland Browns would finish the season that year 4-10. Also both attorneys turned out to be graduates of University of Michigan Law School.

Street Art

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Tec putting the street in street art.

Quiet Lives of Superheroes

I really enjoyed these photos of quiet, candid moments from this year’s Comic-Con in New York City.

Your Friend, Martin Luther King, Jr

Telegram from Martin Luther King, Jr to Sammy Davis requesting Frank Sinatra’s help. Sinatra and the Rat Pack were vocal in their support of desegregation in Nevada hotels and casinos and would not perform at venues that practiced segregation.

A couple months later on April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated.