Weekend Links

“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.

This is a men problem, worldwide.

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.

Roxane Gay is in all ways, literal goals.

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.

Men are cancelled.

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

2 thoughts on “Weekend Links”

  1. Love those agency dog photos! I wish my company had a dog-friendly policy… *sigh*

    I’m currently applying for my pup to be a therapy dog. She brings a smile to people’s faces and she’s very gentle, so I think she’d be an ideal candidate. ☺

    All the harassment and assault stories are making me so angry. So depressing to realize how pervasive this problem is.

    1. I’d kill for a dog-friendly office! Apart from anything else, I think if I could cuddle a puppy most of the time, my stress levels might go down.

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