Venti Shots / 20 Good Things / Issue No. 131

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
— George Burns
20 Good Things / Food & Drink / Kindness / Music / Humor


  • Dutch Prisons are closing because there aren't enough criminals to fill them.
  • Snap Shot - A U.S. Marine Photographer shot some amazing photos of U.S. Troops stationed overseas.


Specific books that have stuck with me ever since I read them way back in grammar school – I want to tell you about three of them.
— Bob Dylan


The 20 Spot / Family Circus Comic Strip

I love this. American cartoonist Lynda Barry has just been immortalized in The Family Circus by cartoonist Jeff Keane (aka Jeffy), who took over the strip created by his father Bil Keane (love seeing their signatures together). I would have assumed Lynda Barry would hate a comic like this, and Jeff Keane even asked her friend why she liked it so much, saying “It’s not a ‘cool’ comic strip”. Lynda posted this reply on her blog:

“Dearest Jeffy K,

Know this: Love is ALWAYS cool.


Cousin Lynda B.”

Read more about her love and respect for the Keane’s strip on her blog here, and if you feel so inclined, read more Family Circus here.