Going to keep it short and sweet today. Trying to decide what to eat for breakfast. Maybe pancakes? Yeah. Pancakes.
Here’s what I found interesting this week:
- Did The Walrus cheat on their latest cover story about cheating? Listen to the investigative Canadaland podcast and article.
- “The irony is that policy journalism in Washington is thriving. It’s just not being written for you, and you’re probably never going to read it.”
- George Carlin giving the run-down about indirect language and how it’s used to control us.
- Just so you know, there are almost 800 quotes about cats on Goodreads. You’re welcome.
- Have you heard Barbara Frum’s attempt to interview the grower of the world’s largest cabbage in 1976? A classic from the CBC.
- This DIY guide to cybersecurity contains some useful tips that may not be obvious to everyone.
- I can’t wait for the new Adele album, but in the meantime here’s this Rolling Stone interview.
- Check out Iceland’s Puffin festival! I’ve been doing a lot of reading about Iceland; we’re thinking of getting married there. If we do it in August, maybe we’ll have some smoked puffin at the reception. It would be memorable!
- David Carr was a great writer for the New York Times who passed away unexpectedly in February earlier this year. He taught this class called Press Play that dealt with being a writer “on the waterfront of modern media-making”. He published the course outline on Medium.
- You should read about Ida B. Wells, because she was a badass, take-no-shit, smart lady.
- If the 2008 financial collapse is still not making sense, try this award-winning This American Life podcast episode, The Giant Pool of Money.
- Emoji Dick is a translation of the seminal classic Moby Dick… told through emojis. That’s a thing.
- The post-Murdoch-takeover layoffs at National Geographic have me fearing the end of an era, and nostalgic for reading 80s and 90s Nat Geos on the floor of my Dad’s study as a kid.
- Victoria Wood’s Nice Cup of Tea is a BBC program that explores the history of tea in Britain.
That’s it, team. Take it easy this week and take care of yourself. Flu season is upon us! Also, if anyone knows where I can find a time turner, I’m taking suggestions. Asking for a friend.