This Week: Maggot Advice Columns and a 1670s Charlie Sheen

The second installment of my series on The Athenian Mercury (the first advice column! maybe ever!) is up at The Awl. To all who say Al Gore invented the internet, I respond that John Dunton (also known as “the maggot”) invented the blog.


If Martin Sheen would just throw Charlie Sheen on an enormous colander, all our problems would be solved. Here’s a quick 1670s comic (really!) on how the English lads partied and what their parents did about it, with my semi-helpful emendations. Up at The Hairpin.


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