HAVE YOUR BEST DAY

THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
Mike and Wancy review the world
I know I mentioned Chris Fleming before, but I am obsessed with his show GAYLE and you should be too
Livin’ and Lovin’ in NYC made FILTHY’s list of Entertaining Sex Podcasts!

BORN WITH IT
17 year old Bjork performs Matahari with her band, Tappi Tíkarrass
Prince, already a star in his garage, 1984
Young David Bowie being interviewed on BBC tonight

CAT SPECTACULAR
Cats in Space
Space cats
Galaxy cat pizza DJ
Disembodied space cat pizza party
Original nyan cat

PHOTOGRAPHY
Eastern bloc architecture
Forgotten Iowa
Real life is elsewhere (NSFW)
Sight Seer Series, by Roger Minick
Aint-Bad

RAILWAYS
A vision of American high-speed rail
The Weed Route
Train apparel
Trains for POTUS

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Wednesday Relief

“Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.”  ― Abigail Adams

COMEDY
Janelle James will make you LAUGHCRYLAUGH
Straight from ComicCon: Justin Roilan, the voice of both Rick and Morty, reads a Georgian court transcript with his characters’ voices. The result is HILARIOUS. (headphones or else NSFW)
Chris Fleming’s Youtube Channel
Consensus, from David Mitchell’s Soapbox
PARIS, by John Early and Kate Berlant has me rolling

COMMENTARY
An analysis of Bill Clinton’s First Gentleman speech
Posthumously: Pat Conroy on the Anatomy of a Divorce (his own)
The Gospel of Consumption

CUTE
Munchkin meowing
Dog puts himself to bed

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Whoa Wednesday

THEY SAY
Sidney Poitier is still alive and can sometimes be seen at the dinosaur McDonald’s* on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, ordering pancakes at all hours of the day. At least, this is what I learned on Monday evening when Tye Pemberton and I were sitting in our living room discussing the important details of McDonald’s new all-day breakfast policy (p.s. all-day breakfast menus vary by location). While I have never been to L.A., it didn’t surprise me that a place known as the dinosaur McDonald’s—soherenamed because it used to be a Sinclair fill-up station—would have an all-day pancake policy for one. Poitier deserves all the delicious pancakes he can eat. The man is a living national treasure. When I asked Mr. Pemberton how he knew the dinosaur McDonald’s would make pancakes for Poitier whenever he wanted them, Mr. Pemberton said he had seen it himself when he was in college.** The staff even wrote Poitier a note on his to-go box: “Only for you, Mr. Poitier.” This much is true: I don’t doubt Mr. Pemberton, and neither should you.     —LJ

*Current L.A. residents invited to confirm or deny whether the dinosaur McDonald’s still stands.
**Over a decade ago.

JUST SO YOU KNOW, BLACK LIVES MATTER
In light of Steve King’s recent remarks, perhaps it is time to brush up on the subtle linguistics of polite white supremacy?
Writer Kiese Laymon takes us to church on facebook
Why I am skeptical of white liberals in the black lives matter movement

THE WORLD OUTSIDE AMERICA
What happened in Turkey?
People in China are REALLY hating on the Hague’s South China Sea decision

LITERATURE MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO WAKE UP IN THE MORNING
A new generation hilariously discovers Moby Dick
Famous authors’ handwritten outlines for great works of literature
David Foster Wallace’s syllabus for English 102 (in which he used popular fiction to blow little undergraduate minds

SWIFTBOATING KANYE: A PRIMER
Here’s what Taylor Swift did to Kanye and then what Kim did to defend him
Here is why Taylor Swift is all kinds of fucked up, plus bonus metaphor “Darth Susan” for that coworker you despise

ART BECAUSE LIFE
Black contemporary art tumblr of glory
Do you have to be rich to make it as an artist?
Searchable database of Japanese woodcuts
Hot pictures of hot books (some NSFW)

CINEMA OBSCURA
Detour, the 1945 film noir classic (only one hour long)
The Nude Restaurant by Andy Warhol (NSFW)

MEN’S ISSUES
Nobody showed up at the Women For Trump event at the RNC
BREXIT and the glass cliff
An interview with Lisa Mae Brunson about diversifying the white bro world of tech
On the appetites of men and women
Can a woman’s voice ever be right?

FUN TIME IS ANY TIME
Chris Fleming makes me laugh

Doge dancing

Image Credit: Columbia Pictures, Sidney Poitier in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?, 1967.