Link Party: 4/20-4/24

A snapshot of some hot pot I had this week. Good times.
A snapshot of some not-yet-consumed shabu shabu hot pot I had this week. Good times.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. Avocados are very important.

2. This is what happened when the Washington Post sent its food critic to critique a restaurant 80 Yelp users have rated 1-star.

3. Emoji are also very important, especially on the linguistics front.

4. Mallory Ortberg‘s advice to her younger self is wonderful. (Side note: She was great at the Festival of Books.)

5. An interesting history of Rube Goldberg and his machines.

And a bonus: This cool watercolor print project is going on my lists of DIYs to do after the quarter is over.

Have a great weekend!

Link Party: 3/23-3/27

This beach, you guys. This beach.
This beach, you guys. This beach.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. This really interesting comparison between evil soliloquies in Shakespeare and Robert Durst’s hot mic.

2. If you’ve ever been curious about how shows like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart get specific sound bites from news broadcasts and stuff like that, this is how they do it.

3. Ephemera on Instagram. (For the record, I love this kind of Instagram account.)

4. This guy tried to use a 56k modem for a week and found it to be nearly impossible.

5. I want to be a Pollock restorer.

And a bonus: Someone took a new Kendrick Lamar song and layered it over the Seinfeld theme song and it is perfect and you should listen.

Have a great weekend!