Stuff I found while looking around

The Epic and The Beasts: When we were kids we never dreamt of being a firemen, a pilot or superhero. We always wanted to be skateboarders, jumping up curbs, down the stairs and filp our boards as many times as we could.

Man in goat suit seen living among goats in Utah mountains. The Utah Office of Tourism just had their commercial written for them.

Boris Johnson’s Olympic Welcome

All Hail John Darnielle

Sally Ride and DOMA:

In 1983, she was the subject of endless questioning about being the first American woman in space, a lot of which focused on things like whether she would wear a bra or makeup in space. At a NASA news conference at the time, she said: “It’s too bad this is such a big deal. It is too bad our society isn’t further along.”


One more massacre:

The argument has gotten dully repetitive: How does one argue with someone convinced that the routine massacre of our children is the price we must pay for our freedom to have guns, or rather to have guns that make us feel free? You can only shake your head and maybe cry a little.

– Wikipedia’s list of lists of lists

Trailer for Cloud Atlas

Barbie Gets a Tim Gunn Makeover

19 Questionable Celebrity Photos

The AIDS quilt in zoomable format

75 Years of Manic Pixie Dream Girls

– A few of my favorite recent tweets: