The Week: June 22, 2012

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Jun 22, 2012

Rand and I just got back home to Seattle, precisely in time to enjoy the longest day of the year – which was not sunny. Instead, it’s cold and rainy and miserable here. So much so that Rand and I have renamed the month “June-uary.”

Happy June-uary, folks. Enjoy these links. I’m going to turn up the heat and possibly grab a blanket.

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Twitter was down for a few hours yesterday, forcing my husband and I to talk to one another. Scary stuff, I know. Fortunately, the folks at MediaBistro compiled a list of 25 things to do next time Twitter goes down.

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I actually can’t believe this isn’t an Onion headline: Wisconsin Housewife Reportedly Attacks Husband for Reading The Onion.

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But this IS from the Onion, and it’s delightful: Frustrated Bob Ley Tasked With Explaining Concept of Europe to ESPN Viewers.

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I might be surrounded by cold, but Arthur Miller’s memories of summers in New York during the 1920s make me feel toasty and warm.

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My friend Eric was recently published in The Atlantic – his essay about Father’s Day is intense and beautiful.

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A fascinating explanation of why scammers write such terrible emails.

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The truth about what happens to our clothes after we donate them to thrift stores.

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I’m totally against throwing away perfectly good cookies, but the vignette created with this Cookie Monster trash can almost makes it worth it.

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Mindy Kaling’s take on how women are portrayed in romantic comedies is hilarious – and entirely accurate.

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A possibly-tipsy Bill Murray gives a tour of the Moonrise Kingdom set. It is delightful. Watch it.

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That’s it for me this week, folks. Sorry for the shorter blog posts. A lot has been going on in our world. I’ll tell you all about it soon.

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  • Great links, lady!

    I have to add one more which is one of the funniest things I have seen in a long time : Cosmo’s 44 Most Ridiculous Sex Tips:
    http://jezebel.com/5919206/cosmos-44-most-ridiculous-sex-tips

  • The world will now divide into Moonrise Kingdom lovers and Moonrise Kingdom haters!

  • I left this on the LINK site for 25 things to do when Twitter goes down… thought I was leaving it on yours. (But, really, your capital letters are SO hard to read. Love your site, apart from the that. Does anyone else have a problem with this font???)

    My comment on mediabistro.com
    So glad to see your FONT for Comments has changed — SO much more readable, no longer densely shouting in a low tone.

    I don’t Tweet so the list was just amusing. Particularly liked the subtle jab — See how far 140 steps takes you from your front door.

  • Damn you Northern Hemispherers for having the longest day of the year. Down here in the Southern Hemisphere we had to put up with the shortest day. Luckily it didn’t last long!

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