“For Children: You will need to know the difference between Friday and a fried egg. It’s quite a simple difference, but an important one. Friday comes at the end of the week, whereas a fried egg comes out of a chicken.”
― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt
Must dash, quite busy today. Here are your links, and let me know what you’re getting up to this weekend in the comments!
This story broke last week, but I still think it’s important. First of all this happened in the county where my parents live so it immediately caught my personal attention, and secondly I think this piece does a really good job exploring its title question. Thrill? Experimentation? Ignorance? And the question, “Will this not be as big a deal someday and therefore less frightening?” is both an intriguing and odd one. On the one hand, a world where girls (and let’s face it, we are mostly talking about female exploitation and exposure here) aren’t stigmatized, bullied, or hounded into self-harm and suicide but allowed to move on with minimal negative impact seems like a pretty good one. But that means it’s also a world where sexualized images of real, non-consenting children are even more widely available. Weigh in in the comments, please, because I’m really curious to hear people’s reactions and thoughts.
An article about a time capsule. Nice in and of itself, but the first comment (more specifically the response to it) rather made me chuckle.
Where does your nomenclature put you on the political spectrum? There’s a site for that! (I laughed uproariously at my own results. Jeff, incidentally, is apparently somewhere around here.)
Interesting piece on BBC News about why Brits (and to some extent Americans eat and eschew the meats that we do.
Indeed, let us bring back the hat pin!
British comment sections are the best comment sections. The first two comment threads especially.
I need this because I am hell on umbrellas…
Great short piece on xoVain about the history of banning black hair.
Girl power. (h/t Savvy)