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Teen Linky

via Evie: Stop telling me our relationship with our teens should suck. Our culture really loves to talk about how awful teens are. This is a necessary corrective. Nonverbal autistic woman Carly Fleischmann launches her talk show interviewing a very game, and very lovely, Channing Tatum. You’ve watched that Radiohead music vid that does a […]

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Plastic Linky

I loved this edition of Manfeels Park. Hee hee! (Remember that all the dialogue is drawn from real exchanges online, with source link below the comic!) Via Gareth: the voices of Pinky & the Brain read… Pulp Fiction. (Just one scene!) (and via Cyrus, a highly entertaining script reading of The Matrix) Great personal story: […]

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Remaking ANZAC Day

Every year on April 25, New Zealand (and Australia but I’m talking NZ here) marks ANZAC Day, which commemorates soldiers who fell in wars great and small. Particularly it remembers the horrific slaughter at Gallipoli in World War I, which is often seen as the moment where NZ became a nation. It is always a […]

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Dangerous Linky

Dangerous Treasures: A story of Lovecraftian horror, frantic action, and deepweb forum culture, by the lovely folks at Strange Company. (9 minute short film.) My friend Kitty is featured in Woman builds herself new career… with Lego via d3vo, the many forgotten benefits of segmented sleep Via Alastair, four games that tell great stories, and […]

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The problem with men

This has been an unpleasant week; by which I mean I have been reminded many times that for women, every week is an unpleasant week. All this came across my screen. The dark side of Guardian comments “New research into our own comment threads provides the first quantitative evidence for what female journalists have long […]

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Book Thief Linky

Via many people, this fascinating story of some writers who discovered their novels had been copied is a cracking tale in its own right – I’m surprised this hasn’t happened more often to be honest. A nice little article on the threat posed by oversensitive political correctness in higher education: there isn’t one. (via Hamish […]

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The Cul De Sac (television; NZ, 2016)

I am not really keeping up with the pop culture right now but I was surprised to discover on Sunday that I’d just missed the first episode of a new youth-oriented TV series called “The Cul de Sac”. Further surprised that I couldn’t see anyone talking about it – especially since it features KJ Apa […]

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Storify: Politics isn’t politics

[View the story “Politics isn’t politics.” on Storify]

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Mind Trick Linky

Mark Hamill does some smooth Jedi moves on over-eager Star Wars fans: My friend Vivian has released her new EP, “In Between Times”. Listen on Bandcamp, and drop a few bucks if you like what you hear. New Yorker thinkpiece about how we no longer use facts to justify our beliefs, which, okay, but I’m […]

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Trump, the view from Moon Zealand

For a while now I’ve wondered when exactly we should start taking seriously what is going on in US politics around Donald Trump. How foolish of me. The time is now. Right now. Let’s be clear: Trump is not going to be President of the United States of America. He has terrified more people than […]

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