The Week: October 18, 2013

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Oct 18, 2013

I love fall. I LOVE it. Especially when we actually get fall-like conditions, and not just, say, more rain. We’ve been having crisp days here in the northwest, with foggy mornings and sunny afternoons and lots of leaves crunching beneath our feet.

In honor of that, I’ve been drinking copious amounts of tea and eating way too much pumpkin everything (seriously, pumpkin is magic). I’m off to look up some pumpkin-whoopie pie recipes. In the meantime, you enjoy these links.

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“Fat Shaming Week” is apparently some misogynistic bullshit that’s currently floating around the internet. It’s ridiculous and awful in ways I can’t fully articulate. But the responses to it? Totally amazing.

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Middle + Off combines seemingly disparate photos in a beautiful way. (There’s some tasteful nudity in there, too, so be warned.)

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Benedict Cumberbatch does an Alan Rickman impression while reading rap lyrics. Dear god, it’s BEAUTIFUL.

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Monday was Columbus Day, a holiday which grows increasingly more uncomfortable the more we learn about Columbus. But it was also Canadian Thanksgiving, which is basically exactly the same as American Thanksgiving, but a month and a half earlier.

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Tuesday was Ada Lovelace Day – find out more about her and 8 other female inventors who didn’t get the credit they deserved in their lifetimes.

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Find out why the number 1729 shows up in so many Futurama episodes.

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A reddit thread about what you should absolutely NOT do while visiting other countries (from the people that live there).

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My hubby was on the local news here in Seattle. And he was adorable, if I do say so myself.

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Dutch writer Niels Gerson Lohman explains why he will never again return to the U.S. The story of how he was treated by customs officers is infuriating – and far, far too common.

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The Onion asks people on the street what they think about McDonald’s including books in Happy Meals.

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It … IT’S SO FLUFFY! (I speak of the angora bunny, which I totally want to snuggle with.)

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