Stuff I found while looking around

affinity579’s photostream on flickr, stunning portraits of wildlife from a Canadian photographer

Pitchfork’s Best of 2012

– The Wire, illustrated

An archive of book cover designs and designers

– The New York Times Favorite Book Cover Designs of 2012

Newtown and the madness of guns:

The people who fight and lobby and legislate to make guns regularly available are complicit in the murder of those children. They have made a clear moral choice: that the comfort and emotional reassurance they take from the possession of guns, placed in the balance even against the routine murder of innocent children, is of supreme value. Whatever satisfaction gun owners take from their guns—we know for certain that there is no prudential value in them—is more important than children’s lives. Give them credit: life is making moral choices, and that’s a moral choice, clearly made.

– Fascinating Photos of the World’s Grandmas and Their Delicious Home-Cooked Meals

Gale-Force Winds Directly to the Face

26 Moments That Restored Our Faith In Humanity This Year (thank you so much for this, Alexa)

The 19 Most Mystifying Cher Tweets of 2012

– SHUT UP: Downton Abbey Gingerbread House 2012

– Protip: If the apocalypse happens, make sure you’re nowhere near the Statue of Liberty

Jerry Seinfeld on How to Write a Joke

The Year That Was and Wasn’t: We gathered writers and thinkers to consider everything that happened over the past 12 months and asked them: What were the most important events of 2012—and what were the least?

Famous People Playing Themselves Supercut

Some of favorite recent tweets: