Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Morning Coffee (7/31/13)

Today is my birthday and I would like someone to make me this. Or this. Wow.

Alert: Barney Frank is now on Twitter.

Would you like to see the playlist David Cameron made for the other G8 leaders? Sure you would.

10 American Girl Doll Catalogs from Your Past. OMG. I vividly remember these all through 1998, which is when I went to college and the catalogs still went to my parents' house. And even then, I remember some of them.

Speaking of American Girl, they're now doing picture books!

The Never-Ending Story: Why They're Not Getting Out From Under That Dome

Candidate Vastly Less Interesting After Correction

Queen Maureen Johnson has a new site!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Morning Coffee (7/30/13)

Sad news: The Old Reader is going away. I'm currently trying the Digg reader in beta. InoReader might also be worth a look. Anything else anyone has found?

Breaking news from the Wars of the Roses: Coffin at King Richard III Site Holds...Another Coffin

Anyone who interacts or hopes to interact with celebrities should read what Wil Wheaton wrote about Comic-Con.

This is a really, really good point: The Broken Cultural Script For Initiating Romance

I haven't found time to read this Huma Abedin profile yet, but I keep hearing it's very good.

22 Questions “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” Left Unanswered

How That Nineteenth-Century Handwriting Got So Pretty

With Building’s Sale, Piano Row Will Lose Another Key

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Morning Coffee (7/23/13)

The RSS reader I use is having technical difficulties, so links may be light for the next few days.

As I'm sure you heard, the Prince of Cambridge was born yesterday, and the Guardian is liveblogging again, thank goodness.

Here's the Veronica Mars movie trailer.

And a really awesome Arrow sizzle reel from Comic-Con.

New Civil Wars song!

Superman and Batman are teaming up.

The 45 Most Gorgeous, Famous Gems of All Time

Friday, July 19, 2013

Morning Coffee (7/19/13)

Happy Friday!

Todd VanDerWerff's dispatches from Comic-Con are worth a read. Here's the first.

The Onion is delightful: Fox Books Files for Bankruptcy

What will happen if the royal baby is a changeling?

People obsessing over the Voynich Manuscript - always a good read.

Ha: The new image of Marianne for the French postage stamp was secretly inspired by the founder of Femen. People are displeased.

John Green picks some summer reads.

Interesting: What would be the implications for the British Museum if Scotland voted for independence?

Here's the truth behind all those sensational "follow the pope on Twitter and get out of hell" headlines.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Morning Coffee (7/18/13)

TV fans: Emmy nominations should be coming within the hour, so I'll probably update this post to link to them. Check back if you care!

I have a LOT of issues with this list of the supposed 22 All-Time Hottest Hunks of PBS. Namely: No one from Foyle's War, no Jonny Lee Miller, no Rupert Penry-Jones. WHAT? (I do have to give them points for correctly putting Laurence Fox in first place. I have a lot of Hathaway feelings.)

More vampire graves!

Rhythmic gymnastics scandal!

Nifty: Andretti Autosport Joins Eco-Friendly Formula E Championship

How aerial photographs tracked down Hitler's flying bombs

I really need to read Barbara Pym.

This test for British five-year-olds is insane.

The Victorian Commons blog has been around for a year now, and you should really check it out if you're into that kind of thing.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Morning Coffee (7/15/13)

Oh hi! Anyone still here? Sorry for the longer-than-planned absence, but I think I'm actually ready to start posting regularly again. Apologies: For the first few days some of these links may be really old, because I bookmarked stuff even when I wasn't posting.

No no no, and also just . . . no.

This song was in the pilot of The Bridge and I just love it.

NBC news lost New Hampshire. Then they found it.

The Top Ten Writers Whose Success You’ll Resent This Year

15 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Cemeteries From Around The World

Nifty: Literal place names

Libba Bray on writing despair.

India sent the last telegram.