This morning a coworker said to me, “I don’t think I’ll ever feel warm again,” and then I told her that I had to get dressed in front of the space heater this morning because I couldn’t bare to strip down otherwise.
It’s really cold and we are all tired of it, is my point. It has finally crept up into the 20s today for the first time since last Tuesday.
i hate people who glorify winter there is nothing fun and cute about winter you fuckin wake up and ya piss is frozen in ya dick is that what you want you hot chocolate loving fuck
I don’t understand how anyone should be expected to function normally in sub-zero temperatures. EVERYTHING SHOULD BE CANCELLED TODAY.
I don’t know which is worse, the fact that someone microwaved fish in our office kitchen, or that it was a self-professed “vegetarian” who did it.
Gore is, of course, free to eat whatever his heart desires. But since he has previously said that he has been slowly reducing his meat consumption over the last few years because of his concern about climate change, we can only assume that he’s gotten more serious (and perhaps guilt-ridden) about how his purchases of meat and dairy products are hurting the planet.
In an interview in 2009, Gore said:
"It’s absolutely correct that the growing meat intensity of diets around the world is one of the issues connected to this global crisis, not only because of the CO2 involved but also because of the water consumed in the process."
Gore has been beating the drum about climate change for decades, but his concern seems to be growing ever deeper. Earlier this week, the public editor of TheNew York Timesquoted Gore as saying, “The news media should be making this existential crisis the No. 1 topic they cover.”
I mean, it’s about damn time the figurehead of the environmental movement switched to a plant-based diet. But good for him nonetheless.
Today’s interview is with Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele from the Comedy Central sketch show “Key & Peele.” On the show today they discuss this sketch about a substitute teacher who takes roll call.
Jordan Peele talks about the importance of names in African American culture:
If we really dig deep into it, especially when talking about African American culture, names have such a deep history, just from having our names taken away in the first place and being renamed. Now it feels like 80% of African American population has the name “Washington” or “Jefferson,” some president or slave owner’s name. I almost wonder, ‘Is this part of a way of taking back the principle of naming your kid something of your choice?’
Not surprisingly, this whole interview is really insightful and funny and wonderful.
My mom is flying in tonight to stay with us for two weeks! Which means I will be a ball of nerves all day because even though she is a grown-ass woman perfectly capable of navigating an airport and flying by herself, I am constitutionally incapable of not worrying about her.
But anyway. Mom visit!
Tom Hiddleston - Yes we know he’s not a book
Last week we received the following request: "Could you recommend a book for Tom Hiddleston fans about a character similar to him?"
Well, we can certainly try….
A Room With A View by E.M. Forster for a gentleman hero determined to follow true love in the face of Edwardian-era social convention
The Amateur Cracksman by E.W. Hornung for A.J. Raffles, a Victorian gentleman and master thief, a sort of criminal cousin to Sherlock Holmes
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern for a hero who conjures Tom’s charisma and complexity
The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson for a hero who remains a true gentleman under exceptionally difficult circumstances
And if these don’t do it for you, why not listen to Tom reading classic poetry
This is so great.