Reading list, Fluff edition
Sure, I’ve read some interesting, thoughtful stuff lately, but this list has nothing to do with that. It’s pure fluff, and you are so very welcome. [Image: Lana Del Rey, via]
‘How are we afraid we’ll be found dead.’ By Ann Friedman, purveyor of the Pie Chart, queen of the GIF.
People who became journalists because of Julia Sawalha on “Press Gang”! Standing tall. [Esther Walker]
Kate Carraway on the merits of staying in. [Via Rachel Hills in ‘How to be a human being on the internet’]
James Deen’s Twitter stream! It’s priceless. [Ah, porn stars with brains.] Sample tweet: “If I was a robot I would be fueled by making out.” You and me both, James x
“I’m Tinker Bell and your moaning is the applause I need to keep me alive.” FILTH.
This is the scene in ‘Magic Mike’ where Channing Tatum does his thing to ‘Pony’. I’ve only just seen it - I can’t believe it hasn’t been on the news.
Short-lived but glorious Tumblr-meme from Ann Friedman (#fangirling) - ‘Sorry, feminists!’ - Here to challenge feminist stereotypes using humour and some pretty bitching GIFs. More about it in New York Magazine. And this by Lindy West in Jezebel where she compares the war on women to Sauron trying to take over Middle Earth. [Ooh late addition: the Mansplaining Paul Ryan Tumblr. I love the internet.] Carry on, ladies.
Current music crush: The Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour. I used to say I liked The Beatles and The Rolling Stones equally, but now I’m not so sure. I mean, just look at it: “Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun / If the sun don’t come you get a tan / From standing in the English rain / I am the Eggman / I am the Walrus”
Lastly, as I’ve compiled most of this on a roaring hangover (I laughed in Monday’s face, then Monday got me back. I see how this works.), let’s include this little nugget from Ryan O’Connell: I hate you, alcohol. I remember being 26 and going to work on these whoppers and it being rough but perfectly okay. Nowadays, not so much. Pass the pad thai pls. Otherwise: I’m well, all’s good. Happiness xx