What we read while Rickey disappointed everyone by saying “I” all the time:
(Can you believe it’s already been 10 years since that song came out? Always puts us in a summer mood. We also like to think 24 is stylistically indebted to the video.)
- Finally, someone has figured out how to optimize Facebook (and make Shakespeare understandable).
- We’ve already mentioned The Wire a few times. Here’s David Simon’s “Wire Bible”–the pitch he made to HBO regarding the series, along with a site that links to several academic essays written about the show (we didn’t read it yet, but we can’t get to the one about the subversions of heteronormative assumptions). And then there’s The New York Times’ Freakonomics blog’s series, “What Do Real Thugs Think of The Wire?” Fifth-season spoiler warnings on that last one.
- We’ve spoken about the advantages of being tall: Here is even more evidence that height advantages contribute to happiness.
- North Korea’s Twitter. Enjoy.
- Thanks to the intervention of John S, the dust has more or less settled on the Henry Louis Gates thing, but in case you didn’t get your fill of racial turmoil and police scandals, here’s the NYT’s story on how cops handle abuse, and here is Gates’ own reaction to the OJ Simpson verdict, titled Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man.