- The Muppets was a super charming movie. But I gotta warn you: it has all sorts of terrible stuff.
- An Australian indie band has a music video involving real-life recreations of iPhone games. Does it have anything to do with the song? Not really. Is it destined to go über-viral? Probably. Is it super charming? Totally.
- The NYT Magazine has a fascinating (and kind of scary) profile about a Japanese social phenomenon called hikikomori. Basically, hundreds of thousands of young people are becoming shut-ins – and no one's quite sure why.
- Here's an old painting about a very modern problem.
- John Gruber's commentary on a Slate piece about David Foster Wallace's syllabuses is brief, but it's just as good as the full piece itself.
- This is basically what I do at parties. (WARNING: cats.)
- Stock photos are inspiring works of art. But sometimes you need word bubbles so you can understand what's going on.
- You hear about vodka tampons? Yeah. A brave writer tried it so you don't have to. (Because you haven't tried it. Right? Right?)
- Finally: photos illustrating the difficulties of coming out as gay, coming out as straight, and coming out as something else entirely.
Things of Note #2
Here's this week's collection of links, gathered from the usual suspects – BoingBoing, Neatorama, Reddit, and the deepest, most lemon scented corners of the internet.
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