Since my mom took a spill last week, we’ve been spending a fair amount of time in doctors’ waiting rooms, catching up on the latest in periodical literature. For the rugged awaiting x-ray, there’s Outdoor Life, from the pages of which I bring you:
Great Moments in Taxidermy
1876: Martha Maxwell shows her specimens at Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia.
How could you not want to find out more about that? I refer you to the delightfully informative Mississippi Library Commission Reference Blog.
Here’s a photo:
Also revealed by Outdoor Life: The Secrets of Garlic Bait. They are safe with me.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that Vogue is smarter than I remembered (or possibly, I am just less dim). Thumbs up, Vogue, for interviewing Timothy Geithner, and for your brief but useful book reviews.
Cosmopolitan however, remains a box a hammers.
But I was sucked right in by their feature story on how to give yourself a bikini wax without violating the Geneva Convention. My summary:
- Buy home waxing kit.
- Follow directions.
- Being waterboarded is still more comfortable.
And Cosmo? Your piece, 50 Great Things to do With Your Breasts? I don’t even know what to say to that… Do you have a room full of fifteen year old boys who write the copy now? When I am so bored that I need a list of things to do with my boobs, I am confident that the nice people from the asylum will come and take me away.
Tune in Next Week, when you’ll hear me greet that delightful and rare compendium of waiting room diversion with: “Ooh Lookie: A New Yorker!”