“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”
― Charles M. Schulz
Happy Thanksgiving weekend, American kittens. This past week was amazing, my best friend X came into town with her boyfriend to celebrate Friendsgiving with us, and we had a blast! We brunched, we shopped, we stayed up late talking about life–pretty much our MO for the last twenty years. Most importantly, we watched the news together. She’s a woman in media and is one of many dealing personally with the ripple effects of the various sexual harassment revelations and exposes which kept rolling this week. I’m very glad she was here this week.
I’m also very glad it is now socially acceptable to listen to Christmas music! The holiday season is in full swing and I am ready for a bit of good tidings and joy right about now. We could use ’em. Here are your links let me know what you’re up to this weekend in the comments.
On the one hand, there are already too many sequels. On the other, EDNA!
Lest you thought I was alone in my obsession, the New York Times delves into the mutual love between millennials and makeup.
Hey, it’s not just millennials! Whales need good skincare too!
Filing this under Things That Don’t Help My Puppy Lust.
This limited series podcast about the US Civil War is interesting, but this episode on how the narrative came to be framed as a fight for states’ rights against an encroaching power hungry government (only true if you concede that the war was about the right of states to have and spread slavery) is required listening.
Does anyone want to lend me an obscene amount of money? I need a thing.
Heartbreaking news from Egypt…if anyone has any news about donation opportunities or relief funds, please share in the comment.
Craig Ferguson’s latest project with Gant is a video series with his wife, and I particularly enjoyed this episode on astrophysics, space travel, and the nature of the cosmos.
Think a profile of a translator of ancient Greek wouldn’t be interesting to read? You’d be wrong!
I find this argument both terrifying and compelling “While other factors also led to Trump’s victory…had racism been toxic to the American electorate, Trump’s candidacy would not have been viable… That the legacy of the first black president could be erased by a birther, that the woman who could have been the first female president was foiled by a man who confessed to sexual assault on tape—these were not drawbacks to Trump’s candidacy, but central to understanding how he would wield power, and on whose behalf.”
Album of the week: BLUE LIPS (lady wood phase II), by Tove Lo