Chillaxing in the Montague Book Mill, combating with the sun over the glare on my screen, covertly observing the spiky-ink-handwritten notes the guy next to me is taking, left-handed, on a book called “Miles and Me.” He’s also wearing a courduroy jacket with elbow patches. The rest of the room is full of college students on laptops wearing leggings and thick sweaters. Also, today is my birthday (woo!) So as a party favor for the world, here are some links:
Passive-aggressive tweeting ahoy! Manchester England police are tweeting every incident report for 24 hours. The only thing I know about Manchester I learned from reading Harry Potter, so I presume all the incidents are related to Pettigrew befouling the water supplies with his rat dropping and small children crying from that time they tried to ask Snape to support their local school charity.
More british things: I want this scooter. It is pimped out to go >69mph.
Even more British things (hold onto your crumpets): Heathrow employees (fine, upstanding people who offered me tea before forcibly escorting me in a paddy-wagon off the premises) pranked the announcers.
On the other side of the pond, Americans take shit from nobody. Not even God, as seen here.
Why college made you fat, other than that pizza take-out. You weren’t getting a lot of sleep! Annals of Internal Medicine found some kickass results when people slept.
To counter this point, here’s a menu for low-income (ie college) students.
Airlines are starting to have “cuddle bookings,” with seats that relax you and your significant other into a pile of obnoxious that everyone else in your section hates. I think we need to queer this up, add to the excitement.
I love old barns. I love old farmhouses. I love power tools and (theoretically) love carpentry. This photo-diary of an old-barn restoration therefore makes my day.
Cupcakes filled with pumpkin pie seem finicky, yet awesome.
GROSSS! Indulge your squick and read these awful stories/pics of gross things that have happened to Jezebel readers.
There’s a whole gender-dialog behind these pics of women dressing/posing in traditionally men’s poses. Or you could just like looking at pics of women dressed like men, as I do.
Right-Wing Radio Donald Duck. It’s creepy when you mix 50 Donald episodes with excerpts from Glen Beck.
The US military, in the wake of the possible repeal of DADT (Don’t Ask Don’t Tell), may be offering optional housing for straight service members who feel uncomfortable sharing air with their GLBTQ counterparts. Because that option doesn’t lead to “separate but equal AT ALL.”
Quote of the day: “To get back to my youth I would do anything, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.” –Oscar Wilde from The Picture of Dorian Gray. His birthday was yesterday.