Suggestion Saturday: September 1, 2012

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, photos and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. For some reason there is quite a bit of humour in the links I discovered over the past several days. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

The Wrong Side Absolutely Must Not Win. Every four years  ordinarily  reasonable people transform into frothing ideologues and in the months leading up to the big election it becomes increasingly impossible to steer conversations clear of politics. This article pokes fun at how seriously many Americans take the political process and how similar the parties sound if you listen closely. Can you tell how much I abhor this time of year? 😉

Customer Reviews – BIC Cristal For Her Pen. Recently the pen company Bic released a line of pink, inexpensive pens specifically for women. This link is full of hysterical reviews written by people making fun of this terrible idea. (Seriously – what in the heck does  gender have to do with which disposable pen a person should use?) I’ve linked to the one star reviews specifically but be sure to click through the higher ratings for equally comical reviews.

Man Killed Attempting Bigfoot Hoax. This is such a sad story. It’s also one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever read.

Girl’s Hair-Do Reveals Love Life. Are those of us who avoid fluffy bows at all costs not supposed to fall in love, then?

I have the following questions about A Horse in a Dress:

Where does one find a horse-shaped dress?

Why in the world would one dress up a horse?

Are the other horses jealous?

Somebodies and Nobodies is about social status,  how we treat those “beneath” us and why those “above” us can be so dismissive. Too often wealth, social positions or job titles dictate which people are afforded basic respect and dignity and which ones are treated like inanimate objects. It’s not an easy book to read but it does cover an incredibly important topic.

What have you been reading?

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