No links last Friday. So this week I’m serving up somethin’ CRISP:
First: The Poptart Cat. Of course. It’s weird how people somehow know what my dreams are like:
Letâ€™s Help LeVar Burton Stage A â€˜Reading Rainbowâ€™ Flash Mob YES LET’S
My de-snarkification by Jo Paoletti (@joyomama on Twitter, and reader @kebyar’s mama). I like it.
America, the Scapegoat [Youth Correspondent Tryout] by Sonita Moss at Racialicious. Our American racism(s), pretty bad. But apparently lots of fun for some in other countries to point out en lugar de airing their own shit.
Make: 555 Footstool. This is the kind of stuff that gets my husband all fired up.
At xkcd: Google+ vs. … you-know-who
CRAFT linked to a Baby Shower Donut Tower. I have to be honest. This gives me THE SHIVERS (plus that’s not how I spell “doughnut”, but the same woman’s posted manicure truly works for me). I am passing this on for those who might find it inspiring. I am a good cook but not much for presentation.
Make: David Lebovitz & horchata; my version is here.
“Shame” by Rosa at class rage speaks. Good articulation of a pretty nasty cultural problem (stigmatizing those struggling).
Did you see Avatar? You know, Anglos Valiantly Aiding Tragic Awe-Inspiring Races? Well, you should (I mean the mashup, not the film with the same title). The mashup is supposed to be “funny” and I guess it is, but it’s pretty heavy too.
Manual Photography Cheat Sheet posted at buzzfeed – brilliant!
“Green Lantern: Like a Clump of Poo-Covered Hair Floating Through Space” by Lindy West at The Stranger. Yes, actually, this is pretty much a perfect style of movie review – and tells me everything I need to know.
I’m suddenly into my cars, as progress has been made recently, and I’ve been watching stuff like this, and this. Is it just me or are the dudes doing these tutorials adorable? Gee, and I thought the field of car fuckery was heavily populated by mansplaining blowhards (of all genders). Guess those who care enough to tutorial, aren’t so bad after all?
My Name is Mud at Medrie’s blog Our Rags of Light. Always lovely reading.
My brother’s lady J. just participated in the Hip Happening Craft Fair in Selwood (by the way, here’s her Etsy shop). As well you can check out her Flickr projects. Fun stuff!
And finally: “I want them to be on a rainbow”. Say what you want, laugh, announce parody or sincerity, but SOME PEOPLE REALLY DO FEEL THIS WAY and SOME OF THEM LIVE IN MY HOUSE and I SHALL SAY NO MORE
I had to repost the Poptart Cat on my FB, much to the dismay of my tens of friends.
I had to return to report that Poptart Cat is now my stress relief valve when the bullshit in my general vicinity gets too deep to cope with. Poptart Cat swoops in to save the day every time. He’s like, “You think that’s bullshit? Watch this!” and I’m all, “You are so wise and heroic my purring friend.”
Also, I had no idea that feline pastries experienced so much turbulence.
Oh, I have a few go-to stress-relief vids too. They do the job!