Hey, remember when I used to post weekly round-ups of all the links I posted across the Great Wide Internet?
Me neither. Let’s get back in the habit.
From Twitter and Facebook:
These cool dresses are made out of maps. Like, paper maps. Seriously.
Last Sunday was Mother’s Day, and here’s comic artist Kate Beaton’s tribute to her mother. Made me bawl like a little kid.
The Economist asks whether filibustering–that thing where idiotic politicians with no scruples read phone books out loud instead of debating the issue to prevent anything from getting done–is unconstitutional. Well, someone else asks it, but The Economist reports on it.
For the first time since that time when Europeans killed off all the Native Americans, Caucasian people no longer constitute the majority of births in the US.
This is a few years old, but it turns out the Mormon Church’s official stance on homosexuality is actually kind of open-minded. Too bad their main representation in the public sphere is that spoiled bully.
I did Model UN and debate in university, but I never got the chance to pretend to be the Federal Reserve of the United States. So jelly.
Facebook went public last week, and the Borowitz Report images how Mark Zuckerberg really wanted his “Potential Investors” letter to sound like.
Kate Hart is a novelist, and she put together some interesting (and depressing) infographics about the (under)representation of minorities in young-adult literature.
I’m looking forward to the latest reinvention of the classic Snow White fairy tale starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth, and this themed music video by Florence + The Machine just makes it look even cooler.
This week, I wrote about:
That post by Ben Irwin about the true history of democracy in the US.
John Scalzi’s video game-based metaphor for privilege.
The possibility that jobs are becoming obsolete as we move away from a scarcity-based economy.
A comment you should read, if you ever feel like your life is just The Worst.