The Week: August 3, 2012

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Aug 3, 2012

Goodness. Where did the day go? Or the week? Or, while we’re at it, the summer? How the heck is it already August, 2012?! Shouldn’t it be, like, June … 1998? Which I don’t entirely have a problem with, except that my hair in June of 1998 was a total disaster.

That’s right: I would rather take the hair I have now – missing chunk and all – that the hair I had when I was 17. Oh, dear. But I digress. And for those of you who wish to digress even further, I give you this week’s links!

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Real actors read real Yelp reviews. Proof that a talented thespian truly can make words come to life. Even words like, “I was literally peeing out of my butt.”

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A beautiful, poetic, and humbling look at the bodies of the Olympic games.

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For the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris, French artists imagined life in the year 2000. Basically everyone was flying.

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OMG OMG OMG. It’s … IT’S A WEEK-OLD HEDGEHOG AND IT’S HAVING A DREAM AND IT IS SO CUTE THAT YOU MUST WATCH IT IMMEDIATELY. Ahem. Yes. Please do.

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How “the Jewish flavor” of Einstein’s work helped him be a better physicist.

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Yes, Olympic divers are gorgeous pinnacles of what the human body should be. With their sculpted abs and toned legs and … I totally forgot what I was saying. Oh, yeah. Here are a bunch of photos of them looking weird in mid-air. Makes us mere mortals feel a little better, doesn’t it?

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This story pains me, because I love frequenting inexpensive stores like H&M and Forever 21 (let’s ignore the fact that I haven’t been 21 in well over a decade): How Cheap Clothing Hurts the Planet, The Economy, and Your Style.

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My friend Angela sent me this cookie recipes for shortbread with chocolate Han Solos frozen in Carbonite. It looks all kinds of amazing (you just need the Han Solo ice molds, which we all have, right? RIGHT?)

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He’s not at all my cup of tea, but I still found these 10 reasons why Ryan Lochte is America’s sexiest douchebag hilarious.

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A great article explaining what’s up with the competitors walking under the Independent Olympic Athletes sign – and why they don’t have countries to represent.

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It’s sunny, so I’m gonna go eat cake. I know, I know – I eat cake when it’s raining, too. Isn’t that a crazy coincidence?

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