Weekend Links

“I would sooner be a foreigner in Spain than in most countries. How easy it is to make friends in Spain!”
-George Orwell

Darlings, as you may be aware, I’m currently in Spain–unless something has gone terribly wrong–and delaying winter’s inevitable approach with good company. The links are super short this week as a result, but brought you by pop culture and a heaping dose of internet love!  We’ll be back soon with updates on tapas and monasteries and All Hallows Eve celebrations from abroad. Meanwhile, add anything you found interesting this week worth sharing in the comments!


Everyone should have a resting presidential face. In related news, Samantha Bee is rapidly emerging as one of the most no-holds-barred political commentators I’ve seen in my adulthood; unabashedly feminist, low bullshit tolerance, emphatically embracing a point of view and claiming it. This segment is one of my favorite of the election season thus far.

And in case you missed it, this did not go the direction you might have initially assumed. Refreshingly.

Planet Earth II!

Gerald doesn’t have any hobbies

This American Life wonders what President Obama might be thinking right now in the election cycle in song form.

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