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On Cagney & Lacey, Cagney was first played by Loretta Swit, then Meg Foster, before they got around to Sharon Gless.
Swit did the TV movie, but the M*A*S*H people wouldn't release her for the series. Meg Foster was dropped after the first six-episode season because in 1982 they thought she would be mistaken for a lesbian, and in 1982 that was a bad enough thing that they had to go out and find someone a little softer for the role.
Long before internet trolls, Facebook, Twitter, and questionable online forums, racists still sent captioned offensive images around to their friends. Postcards featuring photographs of actual lynchings were surprisingly popular at the end of the 1800's and beginning of the 1900's. It became such a huge problem and so widespread that 1908 saw the Postmaster General ban the mailing of the cards. Many people still wanting to spread them took to sending them inside envelopes.
Today I learned that baby geese are really fucking cute.
Two families of them visited the feeder at the house I work at. Five little bitty babies with their parents and another couple with three that were a couple weeks older. The cuteness is almost unbearable.
ah, happy baby geese thoughts to send me to sleep
Now I'm off to find a surprisingly disturbing fact about baby geese.