Friday, April 20, 2012

Happy Friday! On to the links sent in by others (with many thanks).

From Brendan: is this steam engine made entirely from glass “anti-steampunk,” he asks? Perhaps, but it is AWESOME, which takes precedence over categorizing!

From Julie: a cathedral made out of cardboard will serve as a temporary replacement in Christchurch; descendants of Tolkien and Dickens are writing children's books together; the British Library has purchased the St. Cuthbert Gospel; and a book originally created for Queen Mary’s dollhouse is going to be published for us full-sized humans!

From my mom: It’s the 50th anniversary of the Port Huron Statement, and it’s interesting to see what has(n’t) changed since then.

Also from my mom: the Vatican has lost its mind. (Well, that was my interpretation.) The Leadership Conference of Women Religious has been ordered to reform and conform to traditional values. That should work out well for everyone.

From Cassandra: The Place of Anarchism in Socialist Evolution; it’s interesting to see what has(n’t) changed since then, too.

Also from Cassandra: some thoughts and tips on reentering the workforce!

Have a spiffy weekend, everyone. See you next week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

RE: The workforce

ok. So. Here's the deal.
I really, really, really, really to the 180th power really need a job. The further I get from it, however, the harder it is.

Even on job interviews! I mean, like, I want to walk in wearing flip flops and no makeup. I want to say, "I know that neither of us want to be here, so let's cut the bullshit."

But, even worse is that I imagine every single god damned faux pas a person could make in the workforce. When/if I ever get a job, what horrific things will I accidently do? Will I space out for an unacceptable amount of time? Will I take too many water cooler breaks? Will I pick the underwear out of my but in front of clients? Will I burp too loud? Fart? the possibilities to fuck oneself are endless and the further one is away from civilized society, the harder it is to adapt. Very sad.