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Wolmania - Friday, November 26, 2021

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers. I hope none of you got screwed trying to exchange cryptocurrency for [a minuscule fractional voting right to determine unspecified uses for] a copy of the Constitution. Here's some stuff that caught my eye this week, not to mention a topical (and correct) food ranking:

The Daily Heller: The Assistant, Jayme Odgers

The Daily Heller: The Assistant, Jayme Odgers

Jayme Odgers worked closely with legendary designer Paul Rand and in this piece he tells a bunch of good stories. He doesn't come out and say it but my read is that Paul Rand, one of the 20th century's most creative designers, was also one of the 20th century's most obnoxious, demanding, supercilious managers. Anyway, did you know the FedEx logo has a secret arrow in it?

Item 2: a list

Better Homes & Gardens Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes, Ranked:

  1. Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  2. Buttered Stuffing with Mushrooms
  3. Double-Cheddar Holiday Biscuits
  4. Bourbon and Cider Pan Gravy
  5. Classic Dinner Rolls
  6. Best Four-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
  7. Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Lemon
  8. Roasted Vegetables and Chickpeas
  9. Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Peanut Streusel
  10. Bacon-Topped Green Bean Casserole
  11. Roasted Chestnut Stuffing
  12. New England Cranberry-Orange Relish
  13. Roasted Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Salad
  14. Bacon-Mushroom Twice-Baked Potatoes
  15. Sweet Potato Casserole
  16. Corn Bread Stuffing with Tomatoes and Sausage
  17. Twice-Baked Candied Sweet Potatoes

Item 3: a media recommendation

Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing - Basel 1992 [I am in awe at the guitar solo and also the billowing shirt - ed]

Item 4: a photograph

Giovanni Frescura, Italy, Open Winner, Nature & Wildlife, 2012 Sony World Photography Awards

See ya!

If you're not sure what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers, may I suggest that you place them on the floor, haul out a ladder, and climb up to get a longer view?

Thanks for reading. See you next week!