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Tuesday links

“A woman drove me to drink, and I never even had the courtesy to thank her.” It’s W. C. Fields’ birthday: quotes, a brief bio and film clips (including a “best of” compilation).

The cow toilet (with video).

1915 footage of Monet, Renoir, Rodin & Degas.

PSAs on movie theater etiquette from 100 years ago.

Here’s how to go invisible online.

What It’s Like to Be Declared Dead by the Government.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include how a group of bootleggers created NASCAR, people who operated on themselves, Australia Day, and the Brady Bunch conspiracy theory.

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