Stuff I found while looking around


– Photographer Claire Droppert’s Sand Creatures

First Gay Hug (A Homophobic Experiment)

– Better get started now: 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

– All editors write headlines they dare not use. Put them here instead.

Amanda Palmer on the Art of Asking and the Shared Dignity of Giving and Receiving:

When we really see each other, we want to help each other. I think people have been obsessed with the wrong question, which is, ‘How do we make people pay for music?’ What if we started asking, ‘How do we let people pay for music?’

This is just so mean and something I would totally do.

– Trailer for “Fargo” as adapted for television by FX

– LA was just adorable this week

– Who had richer parents, journalists or people working in finance? Doctors or artists?

– Ethan explains cockblocking to his 89-year-old Grandfather

– Why am I wasting precious time being afraid of spiders?

– Related: THIS IS WHY


– Sea levels to rise more than expected due to surge in ice loss in Greenland

Keep headphone wires from getting tangled

Totally inexcusable:

Herd immunity to measles should protect people who experience either kind of failure, but falling vaccination rates have allowed measles to circulate and can leave people without sufficient antibodies vulnerable.

Behind the scenes of art

Introducing the “Gotye Interval”:

A leap of a minor sixth or perfect fifth, beginning on a key’s fifth or sixth note and jumping up past the tonic to its fourth, before resolving down a half step to the third. It’s a cheesy, melodramatic melodic move, and it’s popped up in its fair share of pop songs recently. Often, the associated lyrics involve the words “heart,” “feel,” and “love.”

History’s Great Floss-ophers

– A few of my favorite recent tweets: