Friday Links 6/2


Happy first Friday of June! It’s hard to believe we’re almost halfway through 2017 already.
And as I know you’re wondering, a brief update my spring summer resolutions:

  1. Yoga everyday: Successful, but mostly because I’m zealously practicing upside down tree pose (aka, a handstand)
  2. Dry brushing: Also successful- I’ve dry brushed once every day.  It’s been good for my skin I think, especially because it helps me remember to moisturize.
  3. Daily meditation: Failure. I haven’t meditated since I posted indicated my intent to do so.

And the image above is my new monthly desktop background. Alright, I think that’s all the updates.

Oh, no it’s not, I lied. Excitingly, this May that just ended was the highest-viewed month that List Mimsy has had, tallying at over 1,000 views. Thanks everyone!

We have a lot of youtube links this week…

I’ve started following the channel of The Pop Culture Detective- a shared a video of theirs, Born Sexy Yesterday, in a links post a few weeks ago (and I highly recommend checking it out!).  There most recent upload? The Fantastic Masculinity of Newt Scamander. Understandable and relatable whether you’re into the Harry Potter universe a lot. It makes me want to make a list of all the male heroes who don’t fit into the usual mold (Finn from Star Wars, anyone?) And as I was catching up with older uploads, I was also very intrigued by Predatory Romance in Harrison Ford Movies.

Hilarious (and parodic) Latinx ASMR Bodega Hall. Featuring the artist’s mother.

And just in time for the end of Ramadan, a beautiful Kuwaiti anti-bombing ad. Also very catchy. Featuring survivors of terrorist attacks in the Middle East.

The America’s Got Talent audition that brought even Simon Cowell to his feet. Seriously, watch it: it’s adorable, one of my favorite songs, and just so so impressive.

So many thoughts about the newest Murder on the Orient Express film (coming out in November!) The trailer just dropped and it’s seriously an all-star cast.  And while no one will ever beat David Suchet as Poirot, I wouldn’t hate to see what Kenneth Branagh might  bring to the role.  Thoughts on the actual story- it’s one of the lesser Agatha Christie’s, in my opinion- being very far-fetched and convoluted. Certainly not the best one to adapt to film, but for some reason there is a long tradition of star-studded MotOE movies, and here we are.

Hearing some of Laetitia Casta’s favorite films and movie moments has given me a boost in viewing inspiration. These films are going on my list!

AT LAST that’s all the youtube stuff.
Deep breath for the last sprint.

New brands are tapping into America’s obsession with the French girl. It’s like they know me.

Chicago gang business cards from the 1970s and 80s. “Masters in crime/ killers of slime”. Some of the gangs featured are still active.


The Romphim saga continues. It’s like one of those puzzles where you have to find all of the hidden objects in a picture, except I’m trying to count all of the evidence of fragile masculinity. Like the fact that they couldn’t just call it a romper and admit that onesies are unisex.
In other words, Reductress is on fire as always. Also irony.

Tattly has scratch and sniff temporary floral tattoos. Presented without comment.

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