Thursday, June 28, 2012

Said the Walrus to the Carpenter

UntitledNow has come the time, I believe, to provide some links and decorate them with funny photos. Don't you think?

I've met Rita Arens a couple of times through Blogher and like her a lot. She strikes me as the kind of person who can get all manner of things done when she decides she wants to. This would be the number one reason I wouldn't want to be the director at her kid's camp right now. As someone who has had surgery for skin cancer I know that sunscreen is serious business and to hear that she's being made the butt of jokes over it makes me furious.

The fact that the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act is big news today. If you're still not super clear on what it does you can start your research with this interactive map.

This beautiful yet terrifying drawing is pretty much why I'm petrified of very big things (whales, cruise ships, mountains).

Bits of a commencement address that Nora Ephron gave at Wellesley are popping up since she passed away this week. Here's a goodie.

Untitled Yesterday was a voting day for me. There were primaries. The only choice I had to make was between 2 potential Congressmen. I'd give you a tiny bit of background but you don't really need it. The soon-to-be-defunct Local Blog on the NY Times talked to some senior citizens about the candidates and they'll set you straight. (Related: I love the old ladies in my neighborhood!)

I can't remember if we've already talked about one young woman's crusade to get "women's" magazines to include just one unphotoshopped photo of a woman in each issue. Here's a quick stat about her valiant efforts.

Another great excerpt from that Ephron speech.

As someone who is fearful of so much I was surprised at how much I love and want to own these pieces showing people in scary situations.

Did you read about how travel sites are narrowing search results when people are booking on Mac products in order to give Mac users the higher priced options? Crafty. Also, evil.

I love this little story, true or not, about Jim Carey using affection to push people away.

Did you know that one woman in history has played in the NHL? Read up on Manon Rheaume.

I want to be able to bring my dog to work. Guess I'll have to gun for a spot on the staff of the Daily Show.

Have you been watching Bunheads, the new show by Gilmore Girls creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino? It's not affiliated with the book series of the same name except in that they both have ballet components. I was not entirely prepared to like it. It has some problems, much like the new Aaron Sorkin show about which I will soon write at great length, but it's good. I think it's going to get even better, too. Check it out.

1 comment:

  1. apparently my dvr decided NOT to start recording the Bunheads. flop.