Friday Links

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My proudest moment this week:



  1. Are there languages without swearwords?
  2. Websites should load in a single page
  3. What do people eat for breakfast around the world?
  4. The only one of these “letters on the Interweb to my kid, who can’t understand them”  that I like
  5. Mazal tov!
  6. New Regina Spektor song
  7. “Okay. I speak some English, but we will talk in Spanish so you can learn. Where are you from?”
  8. Pour yourself some discount wine, put on the Kenny G, and sit on your couch. It’s comfytube.
  9. A profile of Hilary Mantel, the Oliver Cromwell chick. She’s had a rough life.
  10. We didn’t have a plan if [police came]. Everyone parked away from the place. We sent them directions by text message to their mobiles or rang them. Our fears are just to get caught or sent to jail.”
  11. Weird Twitter. People on Twitter are so weird.

Friday Links

If you only watch one thing this week, this is it:

This Land Is Mine from Nina Paley on Vimeo.


  1. In St. Petersburg
  2. Tyler Cowen talks about why Michael Pollan is hipster-wrong about food
  3. Sepia pictures of India
  4. Introvert fairy tales
  5. Ask An Elderly Black Woman As Depicted By A Sophomore Creative Writing Major
  6. Ubud, Bali
  7. Some non-Russian chick goes to Russia
  8. Get this look: fascists
  9. How to photograph the stars in Kyrgyzstan
  10. On my to-see list
  11. Oh, Jesus
  12. LOVE this twitter hashtag
  13. Outdoor propaganda in the USSR

Friday Links

This video.

oppa gangnam grease from julia segal on Vimeo.


  1. Behind every great novelist is….
  2. Marketing the Baby Bjorn
  3. Best book covers of 20111
  4. 13 decades of International Herald Tribune front pages
  5. How a product gets made
  6. Five stages of grief following the publication of first book
  7. Cool new-to-me blog
  8. Some of us started to cry. Not because the journey was never ending, but because you can be told that you are not a human being only so many times. And then you stopped telling us.”
  9. Dat Saudi
  10. Meanwhile, in South America
  11. Meanwhile, in Texas
  12. Indian summer…babiye leto
  13. Froyo will kill you

Friday Links

Blik from Polder Animation on Vimeo.


  1. Michael Idov interviews Pussy Riot in prison
  2. An entire NYT issue on Inspiration
  3. Saving the snow leopard with microfinance
  4. “I won’t miss the casual racism and the relax-I-was-just-joking anti-Semitism. I will miss the fact that just about everyone can do a killer Georgian accent and knows a truly wonderful Jewish joke.”
  5. Why are some foods more masculine?
  6. Mongolia: booming
  7. Manicures
  8. Typical Middle East news story comment section”
  9. OMGGDOWNTON is backkkkk
  10. International workplace culture
  11. Ukranian stereotypes
  12. This is stupid