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National Etch A Sketch Day • 2 months ago
Fun facts about the Etch A Sketch, according to Mental Floss:
1. It was created in France.
2. It was originally called “L’Ecran Magique,” or Magic Screen.
3. It connects children with the ephemerality of all things, eventually leading them to existentialism and drinking red wine whilst looking out a window as adults. This is how we know it was definitely a French invention.
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Kavanaugh Decision Could Be Delayed • about 1 hour ago
Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing sexual assault allegations. The Senate Judiciary Committee may have to delay its vote on him until his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testifies. Many have compared this situation to Anita Hill testifying against Clarence Thomas when he was a nominee in 1991. In the #MeToo era, Kavanaugh's path to confirmation could be blocked.
"Nancy" Creator to Appear at Cartoon Crossroads Columbus • about 2 hours ago
New Nancy creator Olivia Jaimes will appear as a special guest at the Sept. 27-30 Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC), event organizers announced today. It will be the first major festival appearance for Jaimes, who took over creative duties for the classic comic strip in April. She will participate in a Sunday afternoon panel at the Columbus, Ohio, festival.
The reboot of Nancy has been a hot topic, with Jaimes' mix of modern technology references and Ernie Bushmiller-style humor bringing a surge of attention to the 85-year-old strip.