Threads from the Web | 4 November 2011
The macaron is the anti-cupcake. An amazing review of New York’s macarons.
I can’t even tell you what’s going on in my head–it’s too embarrassing–but here’s a rough idea: ‘AHHHH!
Attack of the killer apples. Tasty and good for you.
I wonder if Niel Gaiman knew what he was doing? Geek Girls Get Eating Disorders Too;
I get this idea that we, as geeks, are expected to rise above the common herd that are influenced by advertising and self-hate. We’re so much cleverer than that, so much more accepting! We were the fat kids in high school!
But we’re not. After all, geek boys lusts after the thin ones, every geek girl is bombarded with pictures of thin Leia, thin Xena, thin Sailor Scouts. Comics portray thin people as good, fat people as bad. There’s a reason Desire is slim and Despair is fat.
Looking forward to getting my hot little hands on some Carolin Gilson lingerie. How lovely it looks!
Jersey Shore is apparently worthy of further academic study.
Can you believe that Dita von Teese gets paid to go on vacation in the Maldives!!? Speaking of PocketVenus and Dita, she was in Australia recently, and in all the press, she look incredibly bored.
Helena Bonham Carter is my dream girl;
“I drink booze, I smoke and I’m hooked on caffeine. I actually have been known to swear at times and belch, and even raise my voice when provoked. And I’m not physically repressed!”
Have you ever wondered what a supercomputer is thinking? Australian Popular Science asks Franklin, what are you thinking?
Timothy Ferris shares The Truth About Abs. I found this post incredibly interesting, Ferris asks some amazing questions and Mike Geary has some profound moments of insight to share.
This costume is completely adorable.
Scarelt Johansson defends right to take naked pics! Cammila is totally amazing;
Reese said it herself, “It’s cool to be bad.” She’s asserting that young and/or hip people assign inherent value first to coolness, and secondarily to rebellion — which she apparently sees as the current, arbitrary manifestation of coolness. But she’s getting the causal relationship wrong. Rebellion against and disregard for cultural norms, mores, and social codes is the primary manifestation of coolness, and thus young people want to be bad in order to be cool.
Underwear Cushions. It took me so long to figure out what was going on here.
Multicopter. Wait, what? Is that a yoga ball strapped to the bottom? This is the kind of thing that makes Mr K wet his pants. You know, working in fancy aerospace and all…
OMG! Have you seen Kitten Covers!? David Meowie! Car Morrison!
And now, three videos about mushrooms. Because this is my blog and I can….
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