Friday Links (A Good, Good Friday Edition)

“Every person needs to take one day away.  A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future.  Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence.  Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”
― Maya Angelou, Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now

It’s Friday, and a long bank holiday weekend so I’m on vacation. Adios, kids!

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Because I am still fascinated by the whole arc of this story.

And while we’re on the subject of British royalty, a number of succession laws have been updated including the sexist ones.

My inner Grumpy Cat says good. My inner Grumpy Cat, as it happens, hates soda.

Tom and Lorenzo have a podcast now! Get thee to an iTunes subscription!

Speaking of, since she’s the first guest on the aforementioned podcast and since there’s a lot of hoopla about the winding down of Mad Men, here’s an interview with costume designer Janie Bryant.

Weird and wonderful photos of animals in utero.

It’s been a while since we’ve had vintage photos with colour on the blog, let’s amend that!

I have very little patience for people who bang on about how much more horrible things are these days than [insert time period here]. Sure, we’ve definitely got some issues as a species, but as a collective, we’re doing demonstrably better than we ever have.

Any post that begins by quoting Euripides has my heart.

In this week’s lady news… (h/t Jeff who keeps an eye on all things sports in the SDS household)

3 thoughts on “Friday Links (A Good, Good Friday Edition)”

  1. Happy Easter weekend. 🙂

    I’ll check out the Tom & Lorenzo podcast. I love podcasts, but my iPod just stopped working last night (cue tears/rage at not being able to listen to This American Life on it). I’m hoping I might be able to fix it by resetting it. If not, I guess Apple will have a little more of my student budget in their coffers!

    1. Oh, yick, sorry that Apple profits from your misery! I barely use my iPod for music any more and it’s podcasts all the way. The Tube would be horrible without them. Always looking for good ones, any recommendations?

      1. Sorry for my delay in replying! Fortunately I managed to get my iPod working again. Turning technology on and off a few times seems to fix almost any problem! 🙂

        Hmm, podcast recommendations….I started listening to NPR’s Ask Me Another recently, which is quite entertaining. Dear Sugar is worth a listen. It’s hosted by Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild) and Steve Almond. I also enjoy Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! and Radiolab. And I just downloaded On Being for the first time, but I haven’t fully listened to it yet so I can’t comment.

        Maybe you’ll enjoy checking out some of those. 🙂

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