The Week: October 19, 2012

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Oct 19, 2012

I am nearly over my cold, but still pouting at the fact that I missed out on meeting my new little nephew, and enjoying some nice California sunshine. So while I warm myself with a cup of tea and plan my next trip down the coast, you enjoy these links.

(I won’t need shorts in California in November, will I? I hate shorts.)

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I am ridiculously honored to be featured on Nylon Lifestyle this week. The format of the interview was incredibly fun, and I got to talk about Tina Fey, frosting, and Rand.

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Ick. My pal Philip actually found cupcakes that I won’t eat: they’re STD-inspired.

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Really intrigued by the controversial and dark work of Will Coles. Totally fascinating.

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Pretty sure this is the first horseman of the apocalypse: sexy Sesame Street character costumes. If you need me, I’ll be hiding under my bed, weeping.

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From pocket-sized wookies to mustachioed monsters, I want pretty much everything in this Etsy store.

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This SNL clip featuring undecided voters is worth a giggle or two.

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This is so darn cool: a third-grader in Omaha dresses up as a different historical figure (or as someone just as important in her life) every single day.

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Bodyform, a UK company that sells women’s hygiene products (translation: maxi pads), hilariously responds to a man who voices his displeasure at learning that periods are not all fun and horseback-riding.

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How Yelp is planning on using public shaming to stop fraudulent reviews. FAKE REVIEWS ON YELP?! PUT THEM IN THE STOCKS.

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As someone who’s a big believer in social mobility, this article about how family status will impact your descendants for generations is a little jarring. (The good news: the studies focus on Europe. Presumably the U.S. us a little more upwardly mobile).

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A fascinating question: if all the U.S. presidents were alive and running for office today, who would win?

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I want to give a special shout-out to my friend Deanna. This week, her youngest went through surgery (don’t worry – everyone came through with flying colors). Deanna has yet to write about the experience, but her treatise on ginormous tables is enjoyable reading in the meantime.

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Phew. That’s it for me this week. I should be entirely mended and ready to write on Monday. Talk to you then.

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