The Week: March 30, 2012

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Mar 30, 2012

Whoo hoo! It’s Friday, the sun is shining in my part of the world, the day is beautiful, and I have to go enjoy it. You should, too, if you get the chance. These links will be waiting for you when you get back. Really. I promise.


A Quora thread about the most awesome pie charts, ever.


Apparently you can clean a dirty pair of jeans by popping them in the freezer for a week. Although I’m not sure it so much cleans them as makes them very, very cold.


Dude, you have got check out the staying power of the word “dude.”


Gary Ardnt of Everything Everywhere distills all the reasons you should travel into one shatteringly concise point. Word.


Think we live in a drug culture now? Read about when Bayer made heroin and opium was given to newborns.


A fantastic “Where Are They Now?” slideshow of the cast of Willy Wonka.


For all you design geeks out there – From Mad Men to Mies: Why Modernism Holds Sway.


Today, my husband woke up early, and as I popped out of bed after him, he instructed me not wake up. “You’re supposed to snooze in the daylight,” he said. And I laughed, because I knew I’d get no more sleep. Not with “Daylight” by Matt and Kim playing in my head.


In our modern world, what should little girls be made of? Is it still sugar and spice and everything nice?


Holy cats. The mayor of Paris is cracking down on the city’s noisy nightlife by – I kid you not – deploying packs of mimes. MIMES. It’s magical.


That’s it for me! See you Monday.

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  • Love the dude article. I use the word far too much, and one of my blog posts was actually titled “Dude, I Hella Love” in homage to how much I use the word. Haha.

    Now I’m going to go get stuck on the Mad Men article. I love MCM design and architecture. I sometimes think I watch that show just for the sets and costuming.

  • Paige

    I’m a little confused about the Gary Arnt line that took me to a link to Matt & Kim (side note, my boyfriend was living on Grand St. in Chicago when he introduced me to this song…”and float down Grand Street in daylight”…forever reminds me of those times). Was there a hidden meaning I missed?

    • Paige

      AH-HA! And then I read further and saw that Matt & Kim were a part of another topic. G, fix the Gary Arndt link, I want to know why he thinks everyone should travel!

      • Everywhereist

        Fixed! Sorry, ladies. Thanks!

  • Great article on how to clean your jeans. I was glad to see that before you freeze the jeans, you’re supposed to put them in a ziploc bag. I know I would hate to get freezer burn on my favorite pair of pants.

  • Leah

    Sadly, the Gary Ardnt link also going to Matt & Kim. Yet again…Matts & Kims together. Freaky.

    • Leah

      Clearly I should learn to refresh the page before posting things…Oh crazy changing Interwebs.

  • Dawn Shepard

    I love that Augustus is now a tax attorney! This made my day. That and listening to “I want it now” on repeat. thank you for making my Friday.

  • gah, freezer jeans? What will that do to my blueberries and broccoli? Yuck. Though my curiosity will get the best of me and I’ll probably check it out 😉

  • Duuuuude! So glad I didn’t live through the Great Binge era, I don’t think I would have survived. Much as I love Kylie as the Green Fairy in Moulin Rouge, I was shocked when I discovered the teething gel I bought recently had alcohol in it. OPIUM TO NEWBORNS???!! Ah me. I love the mimes, not so sure they’d work here in Joburg but I would LOVE to see them try.

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