NPR just blogged a piece about a virus locked in Siberian ice, revived after 30,000 years. The inner nerd/paranormal enthusiast in me is freaking out because this is exactly what the X-Files season one episode "Ice" was about (except that was an alien virus that crawled into people's minds and caused them to kill each other). You guys, THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE.
I don't usually like live/studio versions of songs better than the originals, but this version of "Slow It Down" by The Lumineers is so so good. I'm in a Lumineers kick again after hearing them on The Current a couple of weeks ago, and was reminded of how beautiful their songs are.
Emma Watson at the Oscars = PERFECT. My friend & I spent her time presenting arguing over who was going to marry her - me or him. (I still say me.)
This tweet about David Cameron's phone call to Obama made me laugh so hard. Come on, Patrick Stewart is (still) one of the greatest.
This Rookie article about dressing as your favorite cinematic recluse actually makes it seem fairly fashionable and within reach to emmulate the likes of Little Edie or Harold Chasen. (Side note: I've been meaning to re-watch Harold & Maude for a few weeks now not only because it's one of my top 3 fave movies, but because I've been thinking of that line when Harold says, "I love you, Maude!" and Maude says, "Oh Harold, that's wonderful - go and love some more!" Sob.)
Grace of Design*Sponge wrote an essay about how blogging has changed and it rings so true! I've recently had a few comments from readers saying, "No one comments on your posts anymore!" and it's true. While old posts (on Urban Tease) would easily receive on average 15 comments, now I'm lucky if I get at least 5. But despite that, traffic increased 5 fold from when I began. Why aren't people commenting anymore? New technology like Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Grace's essay starts a great discussion about the current state of the (blogging) union.