(Usually, I just post a weekly version of this regular feature. However, sometimes I post an extra “Special Edition” when I have more good links than usual)

I have a huge backlog of resources that I’ve been planning to post about in this blog but, just because of time constraints, have not gotten around to doing. Instead of letting that backlog grow bigger, I regularly grab a few and list them here with a minimal description. It forces me to look through these older links, and help me organize them for my own use. I hope others will find them helpful, too. These are resources that I didn’t include in my “Best Tweets” feature because I had planned to post about them, or because I didn’t even get around to sending a tweet sharing them.

Here is a Special Edition of “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t”:

The Guardian has published two good interactives: Mexico drug wars – an interactive timeline and Mexico’s war on drugs: stories from the front line – interactive. I’m adding both to The Best Sites To Learn About Mexico’s Drug War.

Tough Time For New College Grads is a graphic from The Sacramento Bee. Despite its title, it does show the importance of pursuing an academic career. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Showing Students Why They Should Continue Their Academic Career.

This photo is a great one to illustrate the concept of perseverance. Event though it’s not a video, I’m adding it to The Best Videos Illustrating Qualities Of A Successful Language Learner.

I’d probably only use parts of this video with students, but it makes some good points on the value of mistakes. I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures.

The BBC Close Up series features videos that:

…focus on aspects of life in countries and cities around the world. What may seem ordinary and familiar to the people who live there can be surprising to those who do not.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.

TIME Picks the Most Surprising Photos of 2011 is from…TIME. I’m adding it to The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2011.