- New releases: Smart Bitches (romance) and Tor.com (“speculative short fiction“, horror/genre benders)
- Linkity from Smart Bitches.
- Cover snark from Smart Bitches.
- Linkity from The Pen Addict.
- LotR Zoom reunion.
- Some excellent discussion of hobbits.
- The Tor edition of Pride and Prejudice.
- A classic painting, now with 100% more Crowley and Aziraphale.
- “The problem started with stirrups”.
- Tin Tin meets… the world of HP Lovecraft.
Think, Make, Do, Learn
- A brief history of actual cowboys, who “were majority Black and Mexican”.
- Low-tech way to reduce glare when working outside on a laptop.
- HT stop doomscrolling.
- Some cursed snail facts.
- Remember the Jefferson and descendant photo from a few weeks back? Now featuring more historic figures and descendants!
- “Normalize Black history”.
Life in These Pandemic Times
- Easy way to fix a too-loose mask.
- Some truths from “a reformed insurance propagandist”.
- Some index card art that aged weirdly.
- I am alarmed.
- COVID comparative risk chart. Hover cursor/long-press for caption.
- “Why do D&D players take coronavirus seriously?”
- A modest proposal…
- The truth, it burns.
- Lightbulb moment.
- Care home residents in the UK recreating famous album covers.
- Governor Cuomo, are you ok?
- The Disney World reopening video edited to look like The Stand…
- “Please scream inside your heart”.
- 30 recipes using zucchini.
- Two-ingredient zucchini fritters.
- One-pot zucchini pasta.
- 25 easy quinoa recipes.
- Sweet corn blueberry muffins.
- Five-minute no-bake chocolate peanut butter cookies.
- Peanut butter sandwich cookies.
- Hozier and Mavis Staples sing “Nina Cried Power”.
- So basically, “Pompeii” is “alas alas alas alas” – works for me.
- Chris Hafield reviewing space movies.
- Cat lady trope corrected.
Cool or Wha…?
- “Someone is auctioning 50+ life-size animatronic dinos”.
- :blink blink:
- Zoom made a tablet for using Zoom.
- Well ok then.
- Twitter museum butt battle.
- Trash gryphons. Worst kind?
- Weird pet names – one time when reading the notes won’t scar you for life.
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi. This is not a “how to” book. It’s an autobiographical account of the author’s journey from racism to antiracism, with many asides setting historical context. It’s good, but it is not an easy read, in the somewhat tangled way books with an academic bent can have.
A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota ed Sun Yung Shin. Excellent, eminently readable collection of thoughtful, thought provoking essays.
Black History in Its Own Words by Ron Wimberly. Slim collection of illustrated quotes from Black history makers.
*derpity derpity derp* -Chaos