- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- Check out all of these super-cool libraries. (Slate)
- I’m fascinated to get your feedback on this one: are moms between the ages of 30 and 50 the biggest stoners going? (The Cut)
- This rundown of 85 ideas that changed the changed business culture is pretty fun. (Business Week)
- And this survey of the most important sex scenes in movie history is obviously NSFW. (Vulture)
- And finally: it’s Friday, she why not celebrate with this footage of Donny Osmond serenading Miss Universe contestants in 1979?
- 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)
- 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)
- Buildings shaped like food. (Atlas Obscura)
- Temporary breast implants—a.k.a. “Vacation Breasts”—are a thing. (The Frisky—mildly NSFW)
- Interesting/obscure nonfiction projects by well-known fiction writers. (Flavorwire)
- This infographic of the most famous author from each state of the union is highly subjective but good fun nevertheless. (Mental Floss)
- Ray Rice is eligible to play football again, which is just so fantastic. (Jezebel)
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