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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  • Thanks for the shout-out! I updated to reflect Ms. Moira’s status. (STD cupcakes? There’s a diet aid…)

  • Janet T

    “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.”

    Please scoot over, I need a place to hide and weep too.

  • Those cupcakes are simultaneously the most disturbing yet intriguing thing I’ve seen all week. I mean I’m sure they’re tasty once you get over the eww factor and consider the ‘stuffing them into your face’ factor, but still…

    Also, the Bodyform social media post reminded me of this similar story, also from the UK, this week:
    http://bit.ly/RBuZMK
    Basically, a guy with the same name as a travel company made a post on their Facebook page, cheekily asking for a free holiday. They declined, and a competitor swooped in to offer him the trip, taking all the great PR with them. Oh, social media.

  • Is it awful for me to say we are getting a crazy Indian summer in California? We had 80+ temps for several days this week.
    Novembers have been nice the last couple years at least. I feel like the seasons have shifted- rain in June and sun in Nov, very odd.

  • So, what was your Google search that produced the STD Cupcakes? Really, I figured STD was some kind of cupcake-eater-speak with which I am unfamiliar because I am always wishing I weighed 10 pounds less and my weakness is ice cream.

    People, it really is what you think STD means.

  • The Bodyform commercial was hilarious. Also congrats on the Nylon article!!

  • It was an absolute pleasure having you over on NYLON Lifestyle! You made the article so fun – it was all you!

    And I meant it – if on your travels you find yourself in London lets definitely meet up for a drink.

    Heidi

  • Yuck!!! Those cupcakes really made me lost appetite…

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