Post what you like, when you like it, with the condiments you prefer, on a plate of a size and shape that reflects your preferences developed in your childhood which were based in turn on the preferences your parents developed in their childhood and so on. Self-linking is wonderful and gives me a tingly feeling in my swollen feet.
- Sikh Woman Teaches Reddit Users a Life Lesson in Tolerance
- “Oklahoma judge refuses to let trans women legally change their names. In his decision, Judge Bill Graves – who I hope is soon an ex-judge – quoted the Book of Genesis. (Also, take note that this is a mainstream news article writing about trans issues, so expect bad pronoun usage and the like.) (Corrected from the original wording – see comments.)
- There Aren’t That Many Takers in America Republicans complain that we’re a society of “makers versus takers,” but the “takers” are only about 5% or less, depending on how you count.
- Love these Chris Ware New Yorker covers, mostly focusing on parents and children.
- Kill the Indians, Then Copy Them
- Our bodies get weird as we age department: Over the last bunch of years, my feet and ankles have swollen, so that they’re now sort of rounder and chubbier. That’s not the weird part, many people’s feet swell a bit as they get to (gulp) middle age. But I asked my doctor about it, and she told me to elevate my feel when I sleep, which I now do. And it works, my feet are now considerably bonier and less rounded in the mornings. But now my feet are inflatable feet; they’re thin in the morning, but slowly inflate over the course of the day. I find that far stranger than I found chubby feet to be.
- Can the black middle class survive? A journalist discusses the subtle racism he encountered at places like Time Magazine.
- How Obama’s Immigration Policy Is Breaking Up Families
- Esther, Mark Driscoll, and using rape to control women
- Economics focus: Taxing the poor to pay the poor. Europe’s big welfare states have very regressive tax systems, and become progressive only with the redistribution.
- I can’t resist quoting Gerry Canovan’s post, entitled “And Per Se And,” in full: “Now that I know the true origins of the word “ampersand,” I find I don’t believe in anything.”
- ASMR, the Good Feeling No One Can Explain. Oh. My. Spaghetti. Monster. I had no idea that other people felt that tingling response, or that it had a name. For me, it mainly comes from watching people do meticulous tasks. Or even reading descriptions of people doing a meticulous task.
- Open Thread and Link Farm: Darren Tends To Self-Sabotage Edition
- Open Thread and Link Farm: Your Heart Is Thrashing Like That All The Time Edition
- Link Farm and Open Thread: Please Vote For Us Edition
- Link Farm and Open Thread, Walking Woman edition (UPDATE: COMMENTS NOW OPEN!)
- Open Thread and Link Farm, VD Is For Everybody Edition