The Week: April 13, 2012

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Apr 13, 2012

It’s been a rather crazy week – I’ve had my old friend Katie visiting, and I’m so busying exploring Seattle with her, I haven’t had much time to blog.

I know, I know: rough life.

But I couldn’t resist taking some time to share these links with you. They made me laugh. And think. And occasionally roll my eyes. Huh. They’re not unlike Katie in that respect. Enjoy.

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Artist Nina Katchadourian’s project, Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style is absolutely brilliant. Using only her camera phone and a few props (mostly from the airplane lav), she creates some fantastic images. It’s the greatest thing to happen inside an airplane bathroom since … um …

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If you haven’t seen Caine’s Arcade – about an ingenious little boy in East L.A. who made his own arcade out of cardboard – watch it immediately.

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Is Rachel Dratch too ugly for TV?” I sincerely hope not. Because if big-eyed, busty brunettes with awesome senses of humor are “ugly” … well, the rest of us are screwed.

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A beautiful, surprisingly poetic explanation of why Community is the most popular show on the internet. And how its imminent cancellation will leave fans wondering how, exactly, to make friends.

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I just found my new reading list: The American Library Association’s list of the 10 most challenged books of the last year. I’ve already covered The Hunger Games and A Brave New World. Bring on more dystopia!

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And speaking of books, here’s 5000 of them pouring out of a building in Spain (via my lovely friend and fellow blogger Angela).

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I have no idea if this is real or not, but I really, REALLY want to have a byline that reads like Alan Moore’s.

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Parks and Rec’s Ron Swanson meets The Watchmen’s Rorschach. The internet was MADE for things like this. (Via my pal Philip, who is a wonderful source for such geekery).

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Fact: I went to see The Hunger Games movie this week, and thoroughly enjoyed it (DON’T YOU JUDGE ME). That being said, I also thoroughly enjoyed Cracked’s take on if it had been 10 times shorter and 100 percent more honest.

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My friend Tom wrote this beautiful piece on why we need to switch off our phones … at least during dinner. Rand … you listening?

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That’s it for me this week. Have a blissful weekend and a great Friday the 13th.

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