Friday, May 06, 2011

May 6, outsourced

Oooh, lots of good ones today.

The death of Osama Bin Laden inspired a few of the links I'm sharing today. Here's a brief article about what the New York Times front page looked like before the news hit. Obviously, they had to make a LOT of changes.

Here are some great photographs of Navy SEALs undergoing training.

Speaking of photographs, this one was making the rounds all this last week, and of course it was only a matter of time before the meme people got ahold of it.

In my opinion, the funniest thing about this video is how well Will Farrell approximates George Bush's speech and mannerisms. But the rest of it makes me giggle, too.

The last OBL-related link I have for you, I'll present with this quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.: "I will mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy." But guess what? MLK never said that.

In other news, women, sort yourself out! Hilarious.

These people want to make a documentary about a place called Duck in North Carolina, where apparently lots of Mormon singles congregate every summer. Sounds interesting...but they need funding.

The 2011 Guide to Making People Feel Old Using Movie Release Dates. Did you know Home Alone came out more than twenty years ago??

Finally, if Outsourced Friday isn't enough to fill your link needs, head on over to The Atlantic, which is presenting Nearly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism. You're welcome.


Liz Johnson said...

I cannot believe tilapia did not make the final cut.

Jill said...

A documentary about the Memorial Day weekend trip to Duck Beach? Having lived in the east and having friends who went every year, I can't see how most people would find it interesting. It would be like watching a singles ward activity - except they'd be in swimsuits.

Jen said...

Um, the situation room meme is AWESOME. Personal favorite? Princess Beatrice's hat adorning all.

B-Rad said...

Hey Bridget - these outsourced posts are great. I look forward to reading them each week. Keep up the good work.

Hope all is well,

Susanne said...

How much can Mormons strut their stuff at the beach? I'm just curious about your standards of modesty and for some reason thought it was more rigid than that (or what I am imagining...thinking Survivor :)). But, hey, it sounds fun! The video clip was ..interesting! I hope they are able to film those four. I was laughing at the one guy who has taken 14 years to find someone..they were all rather cute subjects. :)

Nemesis said...

Watched the commercial for the Duck Beach movie and when I saw the first guy they featured I about fell out of my chair. "Holy CRAP it's Beautiful Ryan from my senior year web design class at BYU!"

I had a crush on him, hence the name.

Bridget said...

Jill, honestly I had never even heard of Duck Beach before seeing this. That's why I think it might be interesting to watch a movie about it - just to see what the heck it is.

Jen, Princess Beatrice's hat was my favorite one, too! I think there are more alterations to that photo out there than were included in that slideshow. I know I didn't want it to end.

Brad, thanks for saying that. Sometimes I wonder if anyone reads these Outsourced ones. I miss FF but this fills the void for me, a bit.

Nemesis, WHAT??? That would be quite the surprise.

Susanne, WELL. You will get as many different answers to your question about modest swimsuits as people you ask, almost. If you want to take a somewhat arbitrary standard at its word, know that at the BYU, only one-piece swimsuits were allowed. There was some heated debate about whether modest (tummy-covering) tankinis were allowed, since they were technically two-pieces but covered as much as a one-piece. However, there are plenty of Mormon (married, even) women who wear a bikini without qualms. At least I think they don't have qualms. Personally, I stick to the tummy-covering territory. But as far as I know, there is no official rule regarding swimwear. Does that answer your question?

AmandaStretch said...

I'm late to the comment party, but I've been to Duck twice, and boy, it's . . . something . . . Pretty much the tamest Spring Break ever. Lots of modest swimwear, some not so much. Lots of parties, beach time, seeing and being seen, weekend hookups (of the NCMO variety), and even a few lasting relationships. It's an introvert's nightmare, unless you can get into a good house with 23 of your actual friends and not 23 randoms you sort of know. (23 = average I pulled out of my head, but you do share a house with a LOT of people.)

The Latin teacher, Brian, is a good friend of mine. A documentary would certainly be interesting!


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