Thursday, October 1, 2015

Morning Coffee (10/1/15)

It's October?!?!

Me elsewhere: I liked Grandfathered and The Grinder!

After Decades of Peace, the Situation in Northern Ireland Is Looking Extremely Fragile (And that linked to this fascinating New Yorker piece from March, which I'd missed at the time.)

Todd VanDerWerff has a great take on the Pope meeting with Kim Davis.

This new people-rating Peeple app sounds so terrible that I kind of doubt it will ever get off the ground. But I'm VERY curious about their investors - these two people who made it not thinking it through is one thing, but the company is valued at $7.6 million?? Also: I was wondering to what extent the REAL plan was getting famous via this webseries they were making about making the app. Also: Last night they locked their Twitter account but this morning it's open again. ALSO: They are on Good Morning America this morning. ALSO ALSO: They have added an "Ode to Courage" to the front page of their site and it's hilarious. ALSO ALSO ALSO: They are doing really terribly with SEO because even with all the current coverage of them I had a hard time finding their various social media presences - I could only find their YouTube and Facebook pages once I'd found their website, not by searching YouTube and Facebook.

I am very curious to see how this prospective Serial TV show will turn out. (To head off the "We already have true crime shows" protests: this show is supposedly about the making of the podcast, not just the investigation.)


Ooh, they've recovered new artifacts from the Antikythera shipwreck.

If the Great British Baking Show got you, too, curious about traditional custard tarts: the Guardian is on it.

Yale Grapples With Ties to Slavery in Debate Over a College’s Name

Someone write me a novel about whomever takes this remote Scottish teaching post.

Two Monks Invent Religious Iconography

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