Links for a Thursday

Can I brag for a quick sec? This week I got renters insurance for the first time ever. BOOM. ADULTING. Though, I hope the hurricanes of the world won’t take this as permission to bring around a cloud to rain on my parade.

If the internet were a high school. I like the BuzzFeed one the best. Also keep your eyes peeled for a cameo by the Lizzie Bennet Diaries‘s own William Darcy.

Scott Tobias wrote an article called The Church of Scientology is Bad at Twitter, which is one of many reasons I cherish the internet.

Trevor Noah is going to be taking over for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. He made some dumb jokes on Twitter, but I am hopeful that those jokes don’t represent anything fundamental to his humor. I am also hopeful that in the next iteration of the Daily Show, we learn ALL ABOUT AFRICA.

Writing about a networked world.

The wonderful Cass of Queerly Seen is running a project about Oscar Wilde from now until May 25th. Seems like this is as good a time as any to write a long, indignant post about the wrongs done to my beloved Robbie Ross.

The New York Times has a wonderful article on Orphan Black and how it plays with gender, if you don’t mind spoilers for the early parts of the second season.

This fortnight has been the time in which I have truly realized the delights of the Australian show Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. I don’t even like murder mystery shows. But this one is THE LEGIT BEST, and the third series is due in May (huzzah). Ana of Things Mean a Lot put me onto it, but see also NPR’s MonkeySee, Previously.TV, Tor.com, Smart Bitches Trashy Books, and The Toast.

On politics and the Hugo Awards.

On when “no” means “yes.” (Ahahahaha I tricked you, you thought the article was going to be about rape culture and then it was about contranyms. GRAMMAR HUMOR.)

  • There is so much to love about that Internet/High School video. Twitter! AP! Those were my favorites I think.

  • Congrats on the renter’s insurance! Orphan Black yay! Can’t wait for the new season. Miss Fisher yay! Such a fun show. I so want some of her clothes.

  • Heather

    Well, if Ana says it’s so, it’s so. I’ll have to look up Miss Fisher!

  • I should totally use this time to read Picture of Dorian Gray. I loved the couple of chapters so much I put the book away for another day when I actually had oodles of time. Obviously, that another day never came.

  • JoV

    Congratulations on the Renter’s Insurance!! 🙂

  • Have you read Robert Graves’s memoir Good-Bye to All That? Robbie Ross plays a particularly interesting role in Graves’s life.

  • Hubby and I love Miss Fisher. I don’t know why I haven’t picked up the books yet! And I also have hopes about Trevor Noah that reach beyond a couple of tasteless jokes. Fingers crossed!

  • CONGRATULATIONS YOU ADULT YOU. Also: your blog looks so pretty! When did you change this? I need to stop just reading your blog on Feedly and Pocket.

    Robbie Ross is a precious angel. Michael Sheen plays him in Wilde, as you undoubtedly know, and he is also a precious angel.

  • I thought I would be the first to congratulate you on the renter’s insurance. I rented for almost 20 years before finally buying a house, but I never had renter’s insurance. To be honest, I shared rentals so I never had more than one room’s worth of stuff to insure.

    Now I have a 2000 square foot house full of stuff and it’s insured.

  • Agh, that Oscar Wilde, Reconsidered project sounds amazing. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on that. And I really have to watch Orphan Black. Good links, one and all.

  • I did not know there was an “Adulting” blog! It looks like it’s been around a while. LOVE the internet as high school video, even though a couple of the sites I had never heard of, and it took me a while to recognize the one symbol as being Reddit’s.

    I love Miss Fisher! I’m glad it’s getting more fans!