FRIDAY LINKS! AW YEAH (if you’re new, please read my Comment Policy before posting)
The definitive response, or at least an incredibly good one, to the TIME magazine assery.
What the world eats, a week’s worth of groceries. h/t Jen G. who reminded me of this article.
From the archives: “Craft pr0n and how it’s killing America” at Underbellie. This two-year old post was recently brought to my attention as a few of my tweeps were diggin’ on it. By the way, only a few months ago I finally found the “affordable and well-made, probably used” dining room table I write about here.
Sea and Land by J. W. Buel, 1889. Do you even know how much this is my thing? Or how much I want this book, and to embroider plates from it? A LOT. My favorite was probably the Japanese spider crab, which turns out has recently been fascinating my brother as well. Oh, and it’s very real.
Obama blows it, big time:
And yes. I laughed so hard I cried.
Ashely Judd on her “puffy” face, at The Daily Beast. (Did I post this already? I don’t think so. Anyway. Here it is. She rocks!)
SCIENCE figures out what really causes ice cream headaches. In the comments, admit it if you’ve had one in the last half year even though you’re a grownup.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Fictional Rich People of the 1980s at RookieMag.
Hey, I missed James Brown’s birthday! Here, have some dancing lessons. Just be careful on what life lessons you take from the man.
Girls Gone Wild: Female Sex Addiction and the Internet at The Fix.
Readers looking for titillation will instead find a thoughtful piece written by a sex addict (yes, that’s a real thing). I’m not a huge fan of The Fix being as its for-profit motives mean well, what you might think. But this was a good article.
“The greater your shame, the more you do the thing that gives you shame. You feel bad about yourself, you’re lonely, you feel low self-worth, you don’t have enough endorphins to make yourself feel good, so you go back to the addiction because it pleases you and punishes you at the same time.”
This awesome dad takes awesome pictures of his awesome daughters, plus with extra awesome.
“I’m not ashamed to dress ‘like a woman’ because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman.” – Iggy Pop
“Talking About Independent Learning” at Natural Life Magazine: a schooled and non-schooled young adult discuss the differences in their learning environments. What a beautiful interview. “Maybe self confidence is something that doesn’t need to be built as much as it needs to be protected.” I’d say the same for critical/”free” thinking, compassion, and work ethic… you know, those things people are often saying need to be drilled into kids.
My favorite tweet of the week.
“I’m sorry the information is so scanty but I’ll send you up more as I get it. Blake out.” First, he is acting the hell out of this cut-rate scene in a Z-grade film. Second, his looks and mannerisms are uncannily that of my brother! Third – SCANTY. The information is SO SCANTY.
Speaking of my brother! A picture of him from 2005. Adorable.
Thank you so much for reposting the Jason Lee photography link! I caught it in a tweet or something and then couldn’t find it again to share. When I see these photos, I imagine this is what E thinks having a sibling is all about 24/7.
ps- your password verification is HARD!- was that character I had to type a capital “I”, lower case “l”, numeral “1” or perhaps this wacky creature “|” I’ll only know once I submit to the button.
What the hell. There’s a password verification? On this site?
To leave a comment there is, although it does say I can paste it in now that I read it closely- that rarely works, so I just tried to type it. Now I’ll paste it 🙂
Those photo’s by Lee are awesome.
I normally don’t write responses to articles or on-line poop storms in my own blog, but I did regarding the mommy war BS cropping up (again) all over the media. I like the response you linked to, also.
I’m starting to appreciate your Friday links especially since I deactivated my FB account over a month ago. Which, you know, is where I read most of my news. 🙂
I’ve had two. Ice cream headaches, that is. Both at the Salt and Straw. I dunno if you will have a chance to go there while you are around for the conference, but um, yum. I will refrain from posting the link because I know you can find it yourself, but just know that right now they have dandelion sorbet with little flowers in it, apricot wheat ale with candied peppers, and rhubard crumble with anise. I am waiting for the bone marrow and sour cherry to return, as it is my favorite – and only gets better when combined with the olive oil ice cream. Bring on the headaches dude!
Thank you for these great links – love the response to the Time cover. I am appalled that momma is having to patrol her facebook page and remove the constant posts/replies that call her a “whore.” I had a big long discussion with my partner about that last night and am still sitting with my reactions.
Also – thanks for the bit on storify. That was a good conversation for me to read while I was up nursing in the wee hours.