I had an emotionally trying day, so let’s turn to the profound depths of the endless internet to drown my troubles.
Thankfully, after two weeks of fairly few links, I stumbled this week across a lot of interesting things (hope you’ll agree!)
- Something sure to be uplifting: a Japanese company is creating scratch-and-sniff cards that smell like cat and dog bellies (Shiba Inu, specifically).
- When told they couldn’t switch out their uniform-mandated trousers for shorts in very hot weather, British boys from an Exeter school adopted the skirts of the girl’s uniform. *Applause*
- A series of photos taken by Daniel Arnold of the newly married leaving NYC’s Clerk’s Office- complete with pretzel vendor.
- Do you have to peel kiwis? Some say no.
(Do you peel kiwis? I would say I do, but for the fact that I don’t really like kiwis. But now I want to have one just so I can experience that fuzzy hide.)
- Meet the perfumer (featuring Antoine Lie, Geza Schoen, and others)
- This really amazing New York Times piece about the differences between how we talk to young (infancy and on) boys and girls. And how significant these differences may be to who they become.
“When fathers appear in children’s picture books, they’re angling for laughs, taking their sons on adventures or modeling physical strength or stoic independence. There is the rare exception in children’s books where a father baldly demonstrates — without symbolic gestures — his love for his son”
- A lovely time-traveling quick-changing romance short by Lacoste.
- How different cultures draw shapes differently: pretty interesting, but not that profound. (Hint: it has a lot to do with how the written language works).
- The trailer for Happy Death Day, which seems to be like Groundhog Day except the Bill Murray-character is a young woman who must find out who is killing her at the end of this endlessly repeating day. I kind of think I would watch it?
- Kumail Nanjiani is hysterical and The Big Sick looks amazing. I’ve heard good things about it and very much want to see it. I started hearing about it as an excellent film coming out of Sundance.
- Hasan Minhaj on the authorized use of military force (or ‘aumfing’). I hope he does more soon.
- Just discovered the Criterion Collection’s youtube channel, where they ask famous movie-people to speak about the films that they love and/or that have influenced them most.
- Cute and intimate and somewhat inappropriate and very sweet comics of marriage and family, Kellie and Pete. Recommended by George Takei.
- You can now zip line off the Eiffel Tower for free. 1) I wish it were from the top, but that would be too cool (in the too cool of a way to die kind of way), 2) yes but how long is the line, 3) when can I come?
- Sadhguru tells a parable ultimately about reaching and enlightened and meditative state by reaching harmony between your intellect, body, emotions, and inner energies. (Cute animation!)
- An amazing interface that shows you the popularity of different searchable names in France in different areas from 1900 to 2015. Where has this been all my life?
- If you read French, an article about the changing demographics of the National Assembly as it turns over with this last election cycle.
Thanks for sticking with me. I send you hugs and happy wishes.