A very cute link love

OMG.  TOO CUTE.  Viewer advisory for overwhelming cuteness.

I continue to be amused by Better Book Titles.

An intriguing post on assigning and grading essays from not of general interest.  Also our robot overlords.

Small steps for big change with an awesome post on changing her debt paying mentality!  Cheer her on.

We were in this week’s carnival of personal finance.

I have often wondered this, especially when stopping in LAX.  The theories are intriguing.

A nifty empirical exercise from ferule and fescue on taking of last names in the NYT.  Historiann comments.

Professional Question Asker offers this hilarious video on religious nerds.  It’s funny because it’s true.

Scalzi lays down the law on political comments in non-political posts.

Pinch that penny with a funny or die video on the netflix problem.

also, OH SHIT IT’S AUGUST.  From Dame Eleanor.

11 Responses to “A very cute link love”

  1. Lane Says:

    Oh I love watching that kitten TV show whenever it comes on the Animal Channel.

    It yields no reaction from my cat, but the human over here keeps making that “AWWW!!” face.

  2. Comrade PhysioProf Says:

    We were in this week’s carnival of personal finance.

    How about you just let us know when you’re *not* in this week’s carnival of personal finance?!>!???!! Cause you f*cken own thatte motherf*cker!

  3. Bryan Says:

    I hadn’t seen Better Book Titles before, and it’s absolutely hilarious. Thank you for pointing me to it.

  4. First Gen American Says:

    People dressing age inappropriately is one of my pet peeves. Interesting you picked up on that article. I was at a nice restaurant the other day out of town that I later found out was a meat market for middle aged divorced people. Oh god, the outfits! Your teen daughter would be running for cover if she saw you in that too tight top that you shouldn’t be wearing especially since you don’t have that teen body anymore and things are hanging out in all the wrong places. Even the guys do it. I saw a dude with thinning hair and a ponytail that thought he was fabio…but he was about 50 pounds overweight and it did not look good at all. Dude, you don’t need 3 buttons undone on your silky black shirt to be comfy, one is fine and if you’re coloring your hair, I’d suggest something a little subtler than jet black.

  5. MutantSupermodel Says:

    Ok the kittens video made me squeal. I don’t have Animal Planet, but I sure do have my own kitten show now so yay :)
    Better Book Titles just gave me a case of the giggles. LOVE that!
    Dressing like your teenager: This is Miami so it gets complicated. For one, the girls are dressing “older” at younger ages. For two, the moms are focused on looking younger for longer. Mostly this is thanks to the fact it’s hot as hades all year and you’re going to most likely be revealing flesh to not die from heatstroke and you don’t want to look awful. This results in a weird blend. My goddaughter is 16 years old. We have the same shoe size and are about 15 years apart. Yesterday she gave me a bag of 7 pairs of shoes she was getting rid of because her closet was too cluttered (mom and dad are wealthy and the whole family’s big into shopping). She was excited to give them to me and I was excited to get them because they were really cute shoes and almost all were in PERFECT condition. She’s even borrowed dresses of mine. Then again, I’m not her mother and I’m not in my forties. I’m in a weird in-between stage right now. I find some cute stuff in the juniors sections and some cute stuff in the women’s. I used to love Express but feel like they’ve ditched the older crowd and gone for the younger ones. Which also brings up another point the article missed– maybe older women are facing less options? A lot of stores have shifted their target audience downward. Look at Forever 21. It was supposed to target college girls. Now, it’s obviously going for tweens and up. I have a feeling Hollister wasn’t initially set to go for tweens and teens but that’s where it’s ended up. Even in department stores it gets confusing. I have found Juicy Couture in the Women’s section of one store, but in the juniors section of another store. I could’ve sworn Old Navy was once meant for a younger crowd, but I’ve found their selections to be getting more mature. it’s all very confusing.
    Religious Nerds: I feel like everything makes sense now. That made me crack up and I shared it everywhere.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      Women’s clothing is definitely confusing, especially when stores you’re used to keep changing their sizes and brand images.

      Still… it is a bit weird to see moms and pre-teens wandering around the airport dressed like twinsies. Yay for hand-me-ups!

      I recently went through my closet and got rid of some of my college stuff (mostly nice, but short, dresses)… even if I lose the 10 lb I’d need to wear it, it’s too young for me to wear so someone else might get use from it!

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