The Week: October 26, 2012

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Oct 26, 2012

I did not bring my A-game this week. I mean, unless my A-game involves feeling sick and throwing up (for those of you who will inevitably wonder, no, I am not pregnant. I am just constitutionally weak). Hence the light blogging, which I promise to rectify come Monday (I’m already working on a DOOZY of a post).

Until then, here are some time-wasters for your Friday. Enjoy.

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Really digging Tim De Chant’s infographics about how the world lives. Difficult to describe, but fun to try to wrap your head around them. (via my pal Avinash)

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The New York Times takes a look at why haunted houses are such great fodder for horror movies. (Note: this is why I rent. I mean, that and our lousy credit.)

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Sometimes, my friend Angela bowls me over with her sheer awesomeness. This time around, she recaps three years of her daughter’s “Inspirational Women” Halloween costumes (starting with my childhood hero, Amelia Earhart), reveals this year’s incredible costume (OMG. OMG. OMG.), and provides a great instructional on how to make a no-sew costume wig.

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The set up of this Cyanide and Happiness cartoon is Just. SO. Amazing.

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I might have to buy this T-Rex shirt for Rand. And also every other single person I know. This should be mankind’s uniform.

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Absolutely hooked on the work of cartoonist Tom Gauld (via my pal Philip).

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I just learned that in my great country, we have a venue called the KFC Yum! Center. IT IS ACTUALLY CALLED THAT. I don’t know whether to be amused or horrified. I think I’m a little of both. Either way, I want to visit.

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Speaking of being amused and horrified … The New York Observer‘s review of Guy Fieri’s new restaurant in Time Square is nothing short of brilliant.

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Rand send me this delightful article about a Greek island where inhabitants live to be 150. (Okay, not quite, but almost. Pretty sure it’s the curative powers of hummus, people.)

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A very important question for those of us planning to time travel – Who would win in a fight: A Modern Human, or a Neanderthal?

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Aaaaand now, like any emotionally-mature 30-something, I’m off to work on my Halloween costume. See you Monday.

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