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SOCHI 2014 – Speed Skating Double Dash Final – YouTube – This just made me laugh out loud over breakfast.
Only 90s Web Developers Remember This – The guys on my team were sharing this today as a bit of a funny joke. I laughed (“HA HA”) but really? I felt a little pang inside. This was my professional life for the 90’s. Damn, feels like a long time ago!
No Oscar Contest this year
Apologies for not confirming it sooner, but as a few of you have speculated via email and tweets, I’m not doing the Oscar Contest this year. I planned on it, and I even bought some socks back in December earmarked for it. But I just wasn’t feeling inspired, you know? There weren’t many movies this year that I thought lent themselves to sock monkey interpretation. So I settled on a rather obvious choice that involved multiple-sized monkeys and a sock monkey dragon (I’m sure you can guess), but damn, that just felt like a LOT of work for something that wasn’t even up for many awards. And then as I got back to work in January, my job ramped up something fierce. I ended up being offered a big promotion, which is nice, but the upshot is that I’ve been working really hard for a lot of hours since the Christmas Break. And instead of half-assing something, I decided to just call it off this year. Sorry for the disappointment! Hopefully a year off will recharge the creative batteries and I’ll be back in 2015.
From Die Hard to Non-Stop: The Beginner’s Guide to “Dadcore” | Vanity Fair – Throw in “The Towering Inferno” and this article is basically a list of My Dad’s Favorite Movies of All Time.
Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon: A History of the ‘History of Rap’ – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake : People.com – This is, like, a guaranteed way to cheer yourself up. Anytime. Ever.
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are | Video on TED.com – Huh. Surprisingly relevant to my situation right now. Fake it until you become it. I think I’m going to be standing like Wonder Woman a lot this week.
The dangerous transphobia of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda”ï¿¾ – Salon.com – Interesting. I think the author might be reaching a little bit though. It leaves out the fact that Matilda’s mother (Mrs. Wormwood) literally advocates for a very traditional image of femininity, that of being dumb and hot in order to get a husband. This is also an image that Matilda rejects. So while the Trunchbull’s portrayal is problematic, I don’t think the book is as black and white as the essay makes out.