SURVIVAL OF THE SICKEST

That Tickle In Your Throat Might Be A Nation

The story of how none of us should be here

Daniel Williams
Doctor Funny
Published in
3 min readMay 18, 2024

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“What did I tell you about coughing out loud?!” — by author

When my great-grandfather William Williams was a boy, a boy named at a time when words were few and worth repeating, he stood with his mother on the Southampton docks. They had 3rd class tickets to get from England to America by ship. This was April 1912.

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Daniel Williams
Doctor Funny

A poverty-stricken, soft Batman by night. Illustrator and writing teacher by day. Previously: McSweeney’s, Slackjaw.