Friday 19th December 2014
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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 No 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 9 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

Tuesday links

tree goats

  • The tree goats of Morocco are here to make your morning.
  • Burt Reynolds is auctioning off some of his personal possessions, and the result is a kitsch explosion. (Headline NSFW-ish, Dangerous Minds)
  • Possibly you have not yet seen the footage of the little girl who started a dance party on the L train platform? (Time)
  • Gap’s “Dress Normal” campaign was a bust. (Business Insider)
  • How your first name can give away your age.  (Five Thirty Eight)

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Posted on December 9th, 2014 8 Comments

Friday links

 

pretty library

Posted on December 5th, 2014 12 Comments

Wednesday links

studio541

  • I shall never tire of photos depicting the glory days of Studio 54. (The Cut)
  • Amy Schumer presented an award to Tilda Swinton the other night at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, and her tribute to the actress was a pip. (Vulture)
  • Amazon being scary again. (Kottke)
  • Looks like 30 Rock (obliquely) called out Bill Cosby back in 2009. (Jezebel)
  • “Wild goose chase,” “good riddance,” and more commonly-used phrases that are actually from Shakespeare. (Mental Floss)

 

Posted on December 3rd, 2014 6 Comments

Tuesday links

mod girls

  • A bunch of rather interesting photos of London girls in various subcultures, circa the 80s.
  • This mashup of memorable movie dinners amuses. (Slate)
  • Oops. (A.V. Club)
  • Chris Rock is so damn smart. (NY Mag)
  • The GOP staffer who resigned yesterday after stating that even though Sasha and Malia Obama are “in those awful teen years,” they ought to “try showing a little class” was herself arrested as a teen. (Jezebel)
Posted on December 2nd, 2014 2 Comments

Monday links

dunmore pineapple

Posted on December 1st, 2014 3 Comments

Sales, sales, sales: Superlinks special

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Posted on November 28th, 2014 3 Comments