The Week: March 1, 2013

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Mar 1, 2013

It’s March. That’s the month that supposedly comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, right? But in Seattle, March comes in more like a slug (or possibly a damp mop) and goes out pretty much the same way.

However, right now? It is not raining. I mean, it will probably start in the next four minutes or so, but in the meantime, I’m going to rush outside and play in the sunshine not rain. You enjoy these links. 🙂

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A medieval manuscript, peed on by a medieval cat. Some things never do change, eh?

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The 2013 World Press Photo Awards have been announced. I could write a thousand words about each image on the subject, but these four will suffice: they are all breathtaking.

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Hankering for more incredible photos? Check out the Instagram account of a photographer who is led around the world by his stunningly beautiful girlfriend. Their lives are basically JUST LIKE MINE AND RAND’S, and I totally look exactly like she does in a bikini. Yup. Totally.

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Bed, Bath, and Beyond is apparently a palace of lies. I don’t know who to trust anymore.

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Mental Floss delves into an important question: how many languages is it possible to know?

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Anthony Bourdain, the Patron Anti-Saint of Travel, Food, and Writing, does an “Ask Me Anything” post on reddit. It’s an interesting read.

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Talk about getting some perspective: here’s what our solar system looks like from a non-fixed point in the universe (spoiler: we might be organized in lovely little ellipses, but we’re still all hurtling through space).

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Beautiful and detailed, this account of how to spend 47 hours on a train and not go crazy reads like something by Hemingway. I loved it.

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Hee. The evolution of U.S. and North Korean diplomacy.

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I’m thoroughly delighted by the Justin Timberlake Does Things Tumblr. Some days, he holds a huge sandwich. Other days, he plays paddle ball with the ocean.

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Aaaand, it’s still not raining! Whoo-hoo!

 

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