OK seriously, it’s 2 PM here PST and if you’re at a desk, it’s time to glaze your eyes surfing around at my assembled Friday links! The serious, introspective, serio-comic, and frivolous are all provided:
1. “Come On. Admit It!” Dial-a-Llama, or as one comment identifies: llamar una llama.
2. I’d previously seen images circulating of “The Perfect Body, As Illustrated By Olympic Athletes”; what an inspirational and informative photo-essay!
3. As a bisexual lady, I rather enjoyed this video primer: “The Bizarre World of the Bisexual” from MisterSharp.
4. Professor Kate Clancy pokes holes in evo psyche myopia in “Mate magnet madness: When the range of possible explanations exceeds your own hypothesis”; that last sentence in particular is a tangy zing! afterflavor following stellar sciencey radness.
5. This rant regarding Paper, Rock, Scissors reminds me of my brother, who I’ll bet has already thought about the logic (or lack therein) of the game.
6. Speaking of my brother, he sent me this “adorable cat image” (THE EYES).
7. For Cynthia and other fans: the Red Velvet Roundup via CRAFT. I currently have a triple-decker red velvet cooling on my counter. I’m told it’s not real Red Velvet Cake without the milk roux frosting. I’m just putting together cream cheese, butter, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla though, and I’ll bet any purists wouldn’t mind.
8. I quite enjoyed these: “Surreal Photos of Subway Cars Being Thrown Into the Ocean [Slideshow]”.
9. If you already know what’s fun and exciting about the phrase Orange Mocha Frappucino! – well now you can make them up at home!
10. Ani DiFranco’s homebirth, in her own words. FUCKING CHILLS, because of teh awesomez.
11. “Equals” – making the rounds a lot this week, the IWD PSA featuring Daniel Craig & Dame Judi Dench.
12. The New York Times reports on an alleged gang-rape and rightfully gets taken to task for the horrific way it does so: here is commentary by The Stranger in Seattle; here from PostBourgie. I’m glad people are working and speaking out about this form of reporting; I feel sad and cynical and rather pessimistic that men and women will reframe our victim-blaming societal discourse. I’m also hoping this girl and her family have strong support.
13. Ouyang Dan provides some resources regarding the Japan quake and tsunami.
14. “Face/Off in Hecklevision” priemered earlier in the week. Oh dear Lord how I would have loved to go. In a similar vein, Rifftrax is releasing Highlander any minute. w00t!
15. National Geographic created a real-life version of the Up house. Adorable!
16. The Secular Homeschooler is shutting itself down. I s’pose that means I didn’t get my subscription’s worth, but I don’t much mind – except I will miss the awesomeness of the magazine. Deborah did a wonderful job in this publication; she and it will be missed.
But my all-time favorite video, link, etc. this week comes from “That Mitchell and Webb Look” through friend and reader Paige:
Awesome linky post!
And thanks for the excuse to watch that video five more times.
Oh and so THAT’S what that kind of frosting is called for real. I was introduced to it a few months ago via The Pioneer Woman (where it was just called “That’s the Best Frosting I’ve Ever Had”) and have made it a few times since. And you know how my mom and I disagree THOROUGHLY on frosting volume? Does. Not. Apply. to this frosting. Shit is so good. I wonder if I can get the bakery making cakes for our wedding to make a couple with that? Probably not! But maybe I’ll make a giant vat of it to sit next to the regular stuff. I’d scrape all the butter cream and replace it with giant globs of “milk roux” frosting.
I still want a slice of your red velvet regardless.
I just wove in the very last end of Allison’s new knitted leg warmers. So my needles are empty and I will make you ANYTHING. YOU. WANT. in exchange for some of that cake. Sounds SOOOO good.
Today’s cake might have satisfied both you and your mom re: frosting content. For real!
Ooh, if you’re into legwarmers, I know Phoenix would enjoy a blue pair. Ralph or I will deliver some cake tomorrow. All the tasters said it was delicious!
leg warmers it is!
A propos the NY Times article, here’s another commentary: http://therumpus.net/2011/03/the-careless-language-of-sexual-violence/
My friend Dana linked to this on fb and I thought it was a good article.
I’ve yet to read any of the links because in today’s battle against the migraine I lost big time. It’s on my to-do list for tomorrow.