“Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.”
― Edward R. Murrow
I had to take a semi-break from news this week, kittens. There’s just too much to process and take in and too much of it is making me angry. What did I do with all those feelings? I channeled them into work and avoided Twitter; it did a lot of good. In spite of hurricanes, missile launches, racists amuk, and all the rest of it.
Here are your links, let me know what you’re doing for the long weekend, kittens! I’ll be doing some work, alas, but also watching the Game of Thrones finale through narrowed eyes (see below for more thoughts), cleaning the house, enjoying a fun brunch thanks to the kindness of a friend, and generally lazing about. I’m really looking forward to it!
It’s summer, let’s learn about seersucker!
I have a lot of thoughts about the current season of Game of Thrones (has time travel been invented in Westeros now? How the hell are people moving thousands of miles in mere minutes?), but of all the subplots I’m not enjoying, the most unenjoyable is how six seasons of character development for Arya and Sansa have been apparently been unraveled because some men seem to struggle writing female strength and growth narratives without turning them into rape victims or un-women. /rant.
Full disclosure, if this plot all turns about to be an elaborate plan to get rid of Littlefinger, I will gleefully eat my words. About the character arch I mean. Not about dudes struggling to write about women. That stands.
Ooh, yes, let’s talk about monstrous female archetypes.
Let’s be real, I am not here for this latest iteration of Taylor Swift. She got caught lying, she’s borrowing from Beyonce. Nope.
Man Repeller summarizes in case you are out of the loop on this one.
Super late to the game but here’s a new to me artist I discovered this week and have been digging.
I cannot wait for this film.
There is one Civil War pensioner still receiving checks!
The Fug Girls wrote a hilarious thing about the topic in which they reign unquestionably supreme: royalty.
Album of the week: Legacy by The Cadillac Three