Friday, May 10, 2013

May 10th, outsourced

It brings me great sadness to have to tell you that the Emirati who was so handsome that Saudi Arabia deported him...wasn't. Here's the real, totally BORING, story. [HT Shannon]

It brings me great pleasure to share with you the inevitable auto-tune of Charles Ramsey's epic interview: Dead Giveaway. I read an article in The Atlantic yesterday sniffing that we shouldn't be laughing at these videos just because dude is a poor black man. Um, I think approximately nobody is laughing at these videos for that reason. We are laughing at them because dude is AWESOME. And genuine. And great in front of a camera. [HT Scotty]

Above is our recent attempt at Vadering. The perfect activity for a certain 4.5-year-old who is obsessed with Star Wars right now (Magdalena). [HT Jessie]

The world is not without good people. I guarantee this is the most feel-good dashcam video out of Russia that you've ever seen. [HT Amanda]

Here's a sampling of what historical figures would look like today.

Also: Disney villains re-drawn as good-looking. [HT Sarah]

On a related note, Merida from Brave re-drawn as...a sexpot??? What fresh madness is this, Disney? [HT Liz]

Terrifying vintage work safety posters from The Netherlands. YIKES.

Margaret Ruth Groening's obituary. Read it to realize who she was. [HT Suzanne]

Wow, amazing photos of places that actually exist! [HT Suzanne]

I LOVE THIS: Take a book, switch the gender of the author, and design a new cover. The results are sooooo awesome. I can't choose a favorite, but maybe...Lord of the Flies? Or Stardust? [HT Steven]


Liz Johnson said...

Is it just me, or does Marie Antoinette look a lot like Paris Hilton's sister in that redrawing? And Elizabeth I looks like Tilda Swinton.

Apparently a requirement for an attractive villain is a bare, waxed chest (for men) and cleavage (for women). Reminds me of harlequin romance book covers.

Pictures of places that actually exist - SO AMAZING. This planet is so beautiful.

RIP, Marge.

Those Dutch are pretty upfront about safety concerns, eh?

I am totally too sexy for Saudi Arabia. Hence my lack of visits.

Lucia- insert creative nickname said...

Wow, for such a creepy and disturbing news story (just a few hours from me!) that is such a catchy song.

I always love your friday links!

Kathy Haynie said...

I, too, love the Friday links. Thank you, Bridget! The gender-switched book covers were...ewww...I never really thought about it that way before. No wonder women authors have used male pseudonyms. Except I have been naively thinking we had moved beyond that. We're not dealing with the Brontes any more. Sigh. I totally have these kinds of book covers in my classroom library. (It's ok for girls to read "boy books," but boys don't want to touch "girl books.")


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