Suggestion Saturday: October 15, 2011

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, comics, photographs and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

50 Unexplainable Black & White Photos. I suspect some of these photos have been doctored and/or set up but it’s still fascinating to think about how and why they came into existence. Fair warning: a few pictures are mildly NSFW.

Pandhandlers Do Not Grow Up Dreaming of Pandhandling. A fantastic review of an eye-opening blog.

Smoke In Your Eyes: Dragon’s Breath. Sometimes the truth does not set you free.

Lawns. This is one of many reasons why I love living in urban environments. Why spend so much time, money and valuable land growing a plant that we cannot eat, wear, build stuff out of or make into medicine? And It isn’t even an aesthetically pleasing crop which at least can be said about ornamental flowers and shrubs.

From How Swearing Works (emphasis mine):

All languages have swear words, but the words that are considered expletives and the social attitudes toward them change over time. In many languages, words that used to be taboo are now commonplace and other words have taken their place as obscenities. In American English, the words currently considered to be the most vulgar and offensive have existed for hundreds of years. Their designation as obscenities, however, took place largely during and after the 1800s.

I love Tina Fey. If you’re a fan of her work as well (or even if you’re not), buy or borrow Bossypants. It’s the perfect blend of sarcasm, biting social commentary and self-deprecating humour for which Fey is so well known.

What have you been reading?

 

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