Happy Friday! FINALLY.
It's the most wonderful post of the year! My friend Beck has posted her annual review of Oprah's gift guide.
Awesome: A Judge Used Taylor Swift Lyrics To Dismiss The $42 Million Lawsuit Against “Shake It Off”
Ooh! A Lost Story by Edith Wharton Has Been Discovered in Yale's Library
Look at this 3D printed violin!! (I think the objections that it doesn't sound that great are nonsense; no one's saying it should be used by professionals, but it would be GREAT for making music learning more accessible for kids.)
This is old, but a friend shared it recently and it was too delightful not to pass along: Computing the optimal search strategy for finding Waldo
How the British Royal Family Became a Global Brand
!!! Whisky Advent Calendar!!!
The Funky Little Football Phone That Sold a Million Magazines
Treebooks Vs. Ebooks: Just Read.
"TRACY: I will say this, though: I appreciate that you are the only man in this entire movie who has not described me as a frigid bitch-goddess or a human statue.
MIKE: That is something, isn’t it? I said you were a girl, and that I liked your fire, and your self-sufficiency.
TRACY: It was, quite literally, the nicest thing any man has ever said to me, including my father and former husband.
MIKE: My God, that’s awful."