The Week: May 9, 2014

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May 9, 2014

I’ve had one of those weeks that, looking back on it, seems sort of absurd.

Yesterday, Rand and I walked along a beach, staring out onto the Pacific Ocean, up on Whidbey Island. And he noted how just 24 hours before, we’d been walking on a beach along the Atlantic. I wrinkled my brow.

“No, no. That can’t be right,” I said. But it was.

And then Rand hugged me and reminded me of how amazing our lives are. And I agreed. And we lived happily ever after.

(I’ll tell you all about those trips in the coming weeks. In the meantime, enjoy these links.)

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A cat runs into the door of a bakery during the filming of a French food program and THEY LEFT THE SCENE IN THE FINAL EDIT. No word on the kitty, but we’re hoping it’s okay, and got a free croissant out of the whole ordeal.

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Wait, Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic” actually is filled with ironic examples? I just … WAT … (brain explodes).

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Jezebel has collected 15 “utterly deranged” Wikihow guides. Wait, I’m supposed to dry off using a towel after I take a shower? SINCE WHEN?

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Fuck Yeah, Thoreau is pretty much what you’d expect from a Tumblr exclusively dedicated to the author.

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A look at why so many companies insist on making pink products for women. (Can’t we use a regular Bic pen like everyone else?)

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The New Yorker‘s “Missed Connections for Assholes” feels way, waaaay too true-to-life. (Via the absolutely not-at-all-assholish Jodi Ettenberg.)

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Artist Jonathon Keats designed cameras that take 100-year long exposures, and plans to hide them throughout Berlin. At the end of the century (if all goes well), the cameras should show the changing face of the city. Mark your calendars: the final images are scheduled to be on display sometime in spring, 2114.

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Jon Hamm (aka, Don Draper himself) was apparently on a terrible 90s dating show. And BOTH the contestants passed him up. (I guess those girls just couldn’t see past his hair. Maybe literally.)

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The Commercial Cuts subreddit (of reddit.com) features ads that have been edited slightly, resulting in a total change of message. The results are occasionally tasteless, often creepy, and sometimes hilarious.

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A few weeks back, everyone was up in arms over the fact that Taco Bell’s “beef” is only 88% meat. One writer explains why it would be better if that number was even lower.

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See you next week!

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