The West Wing

Stuff I found while looking around


9/11: The Flight 93 National Memorial

– CBS sportscaster James Brown delivers powerful commentary on Ray Rice

– Eve Ensler on how trauma makes us leave our bodies and disconnect from ourselves

– What a fantastic music video: Ten Walls – “Walking With Elephants”

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn’t

– For your nightmares, form my mother’s decorating style in the 70’s to your desktop or mobile device:

– A new album by Delta Spirit is out and it is so good.

The Death of Adulthood in American Culture:

Not only have shows like “The Sopranos” and “Mad Men” heralded the end of male authority; we’ve also witnessed the erosion of traditional adulthood in any form, at least as it used to be portrayed in the formerly tried-and-true genres of the urban cop show, the living-room or workplace sitcom and the prime-time soap opera. Instead, we are now in the age of “Girls,” “Broad City,” “Masters of Sex” (a prehistory of the end of patriarchy), “Bob’s Burgers” (a loopy post-“Simpsons” family cartoon) and a flood of goofy, sweet, self-indulgent and obnoxious improv-based web videos.

Sam Smith covers Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’

– Animation: Electrical appliances tend to have a lot of built up anger towards their users.

A Definitive Ranking of Every Character on “The West Wing”

– GRRRRRR: “Vaccination rates are plummeting at top Hollywood schools, from Malibu to Beverly Hills, from John Thomas Dye to Turning Point, where affluent, educated parents are opting out in shocking numbers (leaving some schools’ immunization rates on par with South Sudan) as an outbreak of potentially fatal whooping cough threatens L.A. like ‘wildfire.'”

– The greatest trick capitalism ever pulled was making you want a pumpkin spice latte


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