Just watched the NZ Breakers basketball team win a thriller in game one of a 3-game final series. I get so invested in these big games! Sigh. Deep breaths.
Ian McEwan on the time his son had to write a book report on one of his novels (via d3vo)
Via Naomi, an excellent reaction to a friend coming out: act shocked by his website coding choices
I think I’ve linked this before, but it’s been redesigned. Or this is a different site doing the same thing, better. The Food Timeline
Hitchcock’s Rear Window – amazing video assembles all the different elements of the scene to construct the whole view
You might have seen that Daily Mail column by Samantha Brick that was about how tough it is being beautiful because all the other women hate you? The Guardian’s Hadley Freeman has a refreshing take on that whole thing. (I really like Hadley Freeman, whose column got me reading the fashion section of the Grauniad first each Saturday. I was completely thrown when they introduced photo bylines, and I discovered she was a she. I had just figured she was a guy who really understood women’s clothing… Sherlock Holmes I ain’t.)
Via Mike Upton: Existential Crisis and Dragons. (I have actually played games not too dissimilar to this.)
Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi writes an eye-opening, rage-inducing explanation of what Bank of America did and what “too big to fail” actually means.
Vulture had a series of face-offs to determine the greatest TV show in the last 25 years. Here’s part one: The Wire vs. My So-Called Life. No prizes for guessing the ultimate winner, but there are some surprises along the way I think.
This fantastic Lego ad has been all over social media, with the attribution stripped off.
The hallowed DavidR found a detailed read-through and description of the Back to the Future novelization. It is… just click through and see, actually.
And finally, the launch issue of “Conservative Teen” magazine, which shut down its site and disappeared after being mocked a whole lot, can still be found and enjoyed by those who really want to combine their teenage thrills with their conservative political spills.