Weekend Links: 10
We're having a well good start to our weekend! Yesterday, Andrew got out of work early enough to meet me for lunch at my new favorite local coffee shop, and on our way home, we met the cutest little Korean puppy. Today, both the sky and air are unusually clear, so we're planning to make the most of the good summer weather.
Here's a list of the links we've loved this week!
- Speaking of puppies, I had been seeing videos on Instagram of (mean) owners tricking their fur babies by using blankets to create the illusion that they'd disappeared. It's called the #whatthefluffchallenge, and I'm so doing it to Luna or Happy (our family dog) when I see them this summer. (J)
- One of the great things about living in Korea is using the country’s expansive and efficient public transportation. Transit in America is awful and won’t get better if the Koch brothers and Americans for Prosperity have their way. I’ve yet to hear a convincing argument that the entire ethos of the current American right cannot simply be boiled down to “I’m rich and closed-minded. Fuck you.” Dave Anthony on The Dollop Podcast does a great and Zinnian job of detailing how this mindset is as American as apple pie. So fuck you, get your poor gay immigrant hands off my apple pie. (A)
- Remember the John Mayer song I linked in this post? This cover is even better. (J)
- White athletes should listen to Oscar Robertson and speak the hell up. One professional soccer player named Collin Martin spoke up about who he is and got a standing ovation at his next game. (A)
- Suits, one of the shows I've been binge-watching, also features good music like this cover of Gnarls Barkley's Crazy. (J)
- People like Dinesh D’Souza don’t act in good faith, but these from historian and author Kevin Kruse in response to D’Souza were very informative. (A)
- Here's another quality Jubilee video called Comfortable: 50 People 1 Question. See my previous recommendations here. (J)
- “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth.” I’m no market expert, but it appears that buying on ethnonationalism and stupidity was very lucrative for some. (A)
- This Odacité Kiss Lip Serum with crystal applicator looks dreamy and is at the top of my shopping list. (J)
- I’d like to convince Jen that we should turn On the Street Where We Live to exclusively a Javier Baez appreciation website. (A)
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