Monday 26th January 2015
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Monday links

don reads inferno

  • This slideshow of 50 great literary moments on TV is nothing short of high-low heaven. (Flavorwire)
  • On the heels of the announcement that it is ceasing publication: a rundown of the Skymall catalogue’s 12 weirdest products. (Time)
  • Of course the Batkid story is being turned into a movie. (A.V. Club)
  • Can not wait. (Vulture)
  • And finally, apropos of what’s going on outside of many of your windows: photos of NYC after the famous blizzard of 1888. (Mental Floss)


Posted on January 26th, 2015 1 Comment

Tuesday links

die of fun

  • This Parks and Rec superfan quiz is really hard. (Vulture)
  •  Life is all about small victories, people. (The Science of Us)
  • Oh Brooklyn, you really do make it too easy. (Time)
  • The great Pamela Adlon, co-creator and sometime co-star of Louie—is getting her own show.
  • Good on Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for inviting  this badass to attend the State of the Union. (The Cut)
Posted on January 20th, 2015 6 Comments

Wednesday links

debbie harry

  • Here’s a fun slideshow of music’s top 40 style icons. (And yes, I will seize upon any available excuse to run a picture of Debbie Harry.)
  • These pictures of lucky charms brought into the battlefield by soldiers in WWI are quite poignant. (Slate)
  • I’m all about coming from love, but this is genius. (Time)
  • Martha Stewart Living magazine, a reunified Germany, and a bunch of other things that turn 25 this year. (Mental Floss)
  • There exists in this world such a thing as pro-life cowboy boots, and down in Texas, Wendy Davis’s replacement wore them to her swearing-in. (The Frisky)
Posted on January 14th, 2015 10 Comments

Tuesday links

anita eckberg

  • Anita Eckberg, glamourpuss: a tribute in pictures. (The Cut)
  • Marvel at Matthew McConaughey’s stone cold foxiness in this 1991 audition tape for Dazed and Confused.
  • This art show tribute to The Simpsons makes me happy. (Laughing Squid)
  • Delight in this, Bowie fans. (Kottke)
  • Quiz time! How well do you know your 2014 in pop culture? (Vulture)
Posted on January 13th, 2015 5 Comments

Monday links

Staub / Dust

  • Strangely beautiful, slightly gross extreme close-up photos of dust.
  • There is actually a rather fascinating reason why you can’t tickle yourself. (BBC)
  • The only Golden Globes red carpet wrap-up that matters, from Les Fug Girls. (Vulture)
  • Relatedly, brava to Amy and Tina for going for it and not backing down. (Slate)
  • And here’s a kind of fun interview I did with Racked over the holidays if you’re interested. I get surprisingly frank, even for me. (Racked)
Posted on January 12th, 2015 31 Comments

Friday links

do not disturb

  • This slideshow of hotel Do Not Disturb signs from around the world is an utter delight.
  • There is such thing as a baby jumping festival. (Atlas Obscura)
  • Just. Wow. (Slate)
  • I feel many of you will enjoy this look back at some gone-but-surely-not-forgotten grooming products from the 70s. (Mental Floss)
  • And finally: I know we’re all in New-Year-New-Me mode, but do yourself a favor and skip the juice cleanse. (Kottke)


Posted on January 9th, 2015 7 Comments

Friday links

best book cover

  • The best book covers of 2014. (Kottke)
  • If you haven’t yet viewed the big celebrity sendoff/sing-off from Colbert’s final episode last night, by all means do. (Mother Jones)
  • And here’s a fun little mashup of every time over the course of the show’s 9-year run Mr. Colbert broke character and got the giggles. (Comedy Central)
  • Who delivered some of this year’s most memorable soundbites? A quiz. (Atlantic Wire)
  • Sarah Silverman will have her own HBO show. (A.V. Club)


Posted on December 19th, 2014 4 Comments

Monday links

I was hired by Nippon Phonogram Records in Japan to do this sess

  • These pictures of 70s LA celebrity culture are incredibly evocative. (Slate)
  • And—not entirely unrelatedly—here’s a rundown of the best movies ever set in LA. (Flavorwire)
  • I want to visit (almost) every single one of these secret rooms and collections in public museums. (Atlas Obscura)
  • Some scientists named a new species of snail after after Joe Strummer. (A.V. Club)
  • The most charming fashion story I’ve seen in a while: just a bunch of women in lipstick and turtlenecks. (NY Mag)
Posted on December 15th, 2014 11 Comments

Friday links

scale xmas

  • Old Christmas ads so sexist that it’s seriously kind of hard to laugh at them even now. (Visual News)
  • This piece comparing and contrasting the dog culture in New York and LA is just silly good fun. (The Awl)
  • Huh. (Time)
  • It’s so for real now: Letterman officially ends May 20. Colbert, meanwhile, won’t start until late August or early September. (A.V. Club)
  • Turns out it’s not an urban legend that UPS drivers aren’t allowed to turn left.  (Mental Floss)
Posted on December 12th, 2014 7 Comments

Wednesday links

lady arm wrestling

  • A glimpse into the world of lady arm wrestling. (Slate)
  • I found this rundown of the 50 best places to work in America pretty interesting. (Time)
  • Not unrelatedly, Abercrombie CEO and infamous mean boss has suddenly and abruptly “retired,” causing the company’s stock to shoot up.  (Jezebel)
  • Bob Dylan is recording an album of Sinatra songs. (A.V. Club)
  • Just a dog being awesome. (Laughing Squid)
Posted on December 10th, 2014 2 Comments