Stuff I found while looking around

People are awesome 2011. You might want to wear a helmet while watching this. All of my injuries screamed at me to TURN IT OFF.

Vallejo Man Gets Stuck in Baby Swing Overnight. I want to send him a letter and let him know that I appreciate his sacrifice so that I might reflect on this and grin whenever I’m in a bad mood.

On Parenthood:

There’s no better way to understand just how amazing humans are than the front row seat a child gives you to observe it all unfold from scratch each and every day, from literal square zero. Children give the first four years of your life back to you.

– A collection of charming 2012 calendar designs.

Take Back Halloween:

We think it’s cool that there’s one day a year when people can dress up as anything they want. What we don’t think is cool is that increasingly women are only supposed to dress up as one thing: “Sexy _____” (fill in the blank).

Song of the Day: ‘The Universal,’ Blur. For those of you old enough and not yet so hip that it was beneath you to appreciate Britpop, here’s a quick analysis of why it was so good at its zenith in the Nineties (even though the author does take a potshot at Radiohead). I feel really lucky that I got to experience all of that music as it was being written and recorded.

Portraits from Zuccotti Park. An arresting set of portraits from the Occupy Wall Street Movement in NYC.

The Mother of All Hot Wheels Tracks. A 2,000-ft long Hot Wheels track that travels through 14 rooms of a house, along the outside of the home and over a hot tub. Someone actually assembled this and gave my husband ideas.

Some Revised Tourism Slogans: “Yep, The Philippines, There’s A Whole Bunch Of Them Apparently”