Thursday links

by Debby Witt
The story behind Monty Python’s ‘Dead Parrot Sketch’, with bonus Maggie Thatcher.
 
Noble Country Living: Gallery of engravings from a 1682 text on agriculture and homestead management in Austria/Germany.
 
If you burglarize a house, make sure the occupant isn’t a competitive ax-thrower.
 
How big of a lawn would you have to have so that when you finished mowing you’d need to start over because the grass has grown? (Reminiscent of Dr. Seuss)
 
In 2006, Kurt Vonnegut sent this excellent letter to a high school class.
 
 
ICYMI, Tuesday’s links are here.