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Wolmania - Friday, July 9, 2021

People often observe that deep dish pizza isn't really pizza, it's more like a casserole or something. And that's true. But what they don't say nearly enough is that deep dish pizza is bad and the world is worse off for its existence.

Okay, now that I've gotten that off my chest, let's jump in.

How Do Animals Safely Cross a Highway? Take a Look.

How Do Animals Safely Cross a Highway? Take a Look.

This piece made the rounds a few weeks back and I enjoyed it.

Item 2: a list

NewsRadio regular cast members, ranked:

  1. Phil Hartman
  2. Maura Tierney
  3. Dave Foley
  4. Stephen Root
  5. Khandi Alexander
  6. Vicki Lewis
  7. Andy Dick
  8. Joe Rogan

I have no idea whether or how to rank Jon Lovitz so I’m leaving him out of it.

Item 3: a media recommendation



In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles

Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles.

Two recommendations for the price of one this week. I read Madeline Miller's Circe several years ago and loved it so much that I immediately bought The Song of Achilles and then... didn't get around to reading it until now. These are both really fun reads, applying a modern sensibility to evocative, empathetic writing - bringing some of the darker corners of Greek mythology to life in a way that can't help but make one fantasize about some desperate movie studio giving them the Cinematic Universe treatment. Not that Hollywood hasn't made any number of movies about the Trojan War, some of which have even been watchable. For now, it looks like an HBO Max miniseries is as close as we're going to get. Anyway, forget about movies for a second and just go read these excellent books.

[Those are affiliate links, by the way. If you click on them and then buy something I earn some amount of money that Amazon tells me is far too small to justify the expense of actually sending it to me.]

Item 4: a photograph

"Cabana" by David Behar (2019)

Thank you for reading. Have a great weekend, and respect yourself enough to get some actual pizza for dinner. Consider sausage and mushrooms.