Link Party: 7/25-7/29

I love finding hidden spots on campus.
I love finding hidden spots on campus.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. How apps speak to us like children.

2. Default settings rule the world.

3. Inside the world of house cat pageants and our relationships with our pets.

4. The backstories behind a few of Seinfeld‘s funniest episodes.

5. The origins of the Internet meaning of “garbage.”

And a bonus: Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam’s “A 1000 Times.”

Have a wonderful weekend.

Link Party: 12/14-12/18

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Here’s what I read this week:

1. Meet the stylist with an insane vintage clothing collection that Kanye West and Rihanna like to borrow.

2. I cosign this Album of the Year nomination for the “Hamilton” soundtrack.

3. I don’t usually read a lot of sports journalism, but this personal essay about childhood abuse from a Canadian hockey player was eye-opening.

4. The lasting appeal of George Costanza.

5. This Oscar Isaac interview is very, very important. I’m so glad to see people are joining the Oscar Isaac fan club now that “Star Wars” is out.

And a bonus: I’m not gonna lie — I am very excited for the “Twin Peaks” revival.

Have a great weekend.

Link Party: 7/27-7/31

I went to LACMA by myself on Monday to renew my membership / see the Kanye West music video, which was not disappointing. Afterwards, I had the whole Impressionists gallery to myself. A++.
I went to LACMA by myself on Monday to renew my membership / see the Kanye West music video installation, which was absolutely and totally incredible. Afterwards, I had the whole Impressionists gallery to myself. Good times. 

I’d like to know where July went. Please tell me. Anyway, here’s what I read this week:

1. iTunes is the worst re: metadata.

2. You all are sleeping on the Arctic Monkeys, but the South Americans are not. This article also has some interesting things to say about South America infrastructure and the power of the Internet.

3. The New York magazine story about 35 women who have spoken up about being assaulted by Bill Cosby is one of the finest examples of journalism I’ve seen this year.

4. Margaret Hamilton, the programmer that saved the Apollo moon landing, is a badass.

5. Okay, real talk: Although I was (aw) an English major, I practiced AP style and did not use the Oxford comma unless the context really needed one. However, I have strong feelings about the need to capitalize the word “Internet.” It should definitely be capitalized.

And a bonus: All of the best Seinfeld lines compiled in one video. A+++++++++.

Have a wonderful 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!

Undergraduate Adventures: 7 Seinfeldian Moments

Me, 90 percent of the time.
Me, 90 percent of the time.

It’s not that big of a secret that Seinfeld is one of my favorite shows of all time. I’m essentially Elaine Benes, but this quarter especially, there have been a couple of times where I’ve wondered if I’m in the middle of an episode.

1. There’s this running joke on The Poly Post editorial staff about the word “lifestyle.” We say it in basically the same ways that Jerry says “hellooooooo,” and it’s one of my favorite things.

2. Someone I went to high school with and never acknowledges me on campus is in one of my classes. For the midterm on Monday, he asked me if I had an extra Scantron. I almost pulled a “I haven’t got a square to spare,” but decided to be nice.

3. In “The Good Samaritan,” Jerry gets upset when he lets other cars into his lane and doesn’t give him a thank-you wave. I feel the same way when I hold the door  to the administration building open for people and they don’t acknowledge me.

4. At least twice a week, I forget where I parked and it takes me a solid 15 minutes to find my car.

5. I caught myself dancing like this (at home, but still, it happened.)

6. Someone I know revealed last week that he has a gigantic wallet, just like George.

7. And I have a similar conversation with my best friend nearly every day.

Have you had any Seinfeldian moments this week? Let’s talk about it in the comments.