Here is this week’s list of blog posts, photos, recipes, videos and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
When I was little, I asked my mom why people hated hippies. (Right after asking her what a hippie was.) She replied: “Well, people thought they were dirty, and that they slept around.”
Having no knowledge of euphemisms at such a tender age, I naturally assumed that “sleeping around” meant a person who would wake up in the morning, then go into their living room and take a nap.
Mommy, Where Do LEGO Babies Come From? Fun fact: my parents used to joke that they’d only had sex three times – once for each kid. In other news apparently Mr. and Ms. Lego had a really, really good time recently.
Rhubarb Curd. I’ve never posted a recipe on Suggestion Saturday before but this one looks incredible for those of you who aren’t vegan or allergic to milk. To be honest I don’t remember well what any dairy products taste like these days (and I enjoy not having a scarily swollen face just a little to much to remind my taste buds 😉 ), but I think yogurt is somewhat sweet? If you try it let us know what you think!
Why Should Religion Get a Free Ride? If you aren’t following Greta Christina’s blog yet you’re missing out. She posts such thought-provoking material. I have no interest in deconverting theists but I agree that the same standards should apply to everyone. Either it’s appropriate to try to talk everyone/anyone out of their (ir)religious beliefs or it isn’t. What general-you identifies as is irrelevant.
But What About the Aliens? President Obama can neither confirm nor deny the existence of aliens.
This week’s book recommendation: The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt. It follows the young adulthood of a flapper and looks like a real scrapbook – lots of pictures and souvenirs, just a few words. I found Frankie to be a little too 2012 in certain ways* given that she was born in the early 1900s and lived a pretty sheltered childhood but it was still a fantastic read.
What have you been reading?