- This week in You’ve Been Lied To: Sorry But Medieval Armies Probably Didn’t Use Fire Arrows.
- Ironic Serif: A Brief History of Typographic Snark and the Failed Crusade for an Irony Mark.
- Your romantic first dates? Restaurants hate them.
- Delusion at the Gastropub. “A few centuries into the future, inhabitants of a ravaged globe may look back on this time as the crucial moment at which delusional fervor around unremarkable, overpriced things reached its apex.”
- I Quit Showering, and Life Continued. I feel like this is probably easier to pull off for people with short hair (like the author).
- Sometimes I Just Want to be Alone. Maybe to be accomplished with the above. Though in all seriousness, I am with this author here. “I would describe myself as chronically particular. Gone are the days of recklessly accepting everything and everybody.”
- Why parents see their kids in the Stanford attacker, not his victim. “The more innocent a victim, the more threatening they are. Victims threaten our sense that the world is a safe and moral place, where good things happen to good people and bad things happen to bad people. When bad things happen to good people, it implies that no one is safe, that no matter how good we are, we too could be vulnerable. The idea that misfortune can be random, striking anyone at any time, is a terrifying thought.”
- How Not To Lose Friends To Parenthood. “You are not any smarter than you used to be just because you’re a parent. People reproduce or adopt, and immediately believe themselves to be experts in such matters as vaccinations, early childhood education, psychology, religion and toxins in our food supply. Oh lord, the toxins. If you were a dummy before you had kids, accept this fact: you are still a dummy. All that’s changed is that you’re now more dangerous to society. Idiotic parents are responsible for the return of measles, racial segregation of the school system, and gluten-free birthday cake.” *slow clap*
Things of Note:
I scheduled this post last night (as I do most weeks, actually, not being a morning person). But in this case it was my only option, as right the second I am driving across the country to go visit my sister and her baby bump, for her baby shower shindig!! I’m super excited to see her, and revel in all things baby-related. My mom, and my older sis will be there, too, so it’ll be a nice mini family reunion.
I’ll be gone for a bit over a week, but never fear, I have your usual post-y goodness written and scheduled for you. See you on the flip side!
Baby things (especially the clothes): addictively cute or scary?
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