Tuesday 23rd September 2014
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Morning links

  • The University of Texas and Ryan O’Neal are all up in it over  this silkscreened Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett, what with O’Neal saying he only gave it to Fawcett for safekeeping, and UT insisting it was absolutely part of the art collection she bequeathed to the university upon her death. I’m only actually writing about it so that we can luxuriate for a moment in the epic 70s glamour and glory of said portrait before returning to our bleary post-holiday Monday mornings. (Daily Beast)
  • Do you know what is so totally dark ages and 21st century all at the same time? The fact that if you lived in Saudi Arabia right now, your husband would  be immediately alerted if you were trying to leave the country, thanks to a new electronic tracking system. (Time)
  • On a significantly brighter note: this awesome dad wanted his three year-old daughter to be able to see herself as the hero of her favorite video game, but all of the best video games are for boys. So he did what he had to do: hacked one of the games, and turned the hero into a girl. (Kottke)
  • You haven’t seen awful Christmas sweaters until you’ve seen these awful Christmas sweaters. (Collector’s Weekly)
  • A bunch of writers hold forth on their favorite bookstores, charmingly. (Atlantic)
Posted on November 26th, 2012 5 Comments

5 Responses

  1. Love Dare says:

    These sweaters are really collection pieces!

  2. Didn’t know Christmas sweaters could be so very ugly. Love the Warhol. My vote: the university should get it so more can enjoy of course.

  3. RJS says:

    When I was young, I wanted to wear the Farrah shag. Unfortunately, my wild waves wouldn’t cooperate. Now, I’d settle for rocking that red lipstick.

  4. kathyj says:

    Wow! Those are some ugly sweaters. I’m almost certain that my mom, as an elementary school teacher, was required to own festive holiday sweaters and sweatshirts. This Thanksgiving she learned that she can’t wear them around my 6 month old nephew. As soon as she walked up to him while wearing her “turkey sweatshirt,” the poor little guy started crying. She took the sweatshirt off and he stopped crying. When she put it back on again, he stated screaming. No more festive sweaters (yay)!

  5. Erin says:

    love the piece about the video games…superhero dad, I’d say!