Welcome to the part of the week where I reveal what I really do in all my spare time. You think yoga teachers use their free minutes to meditate and … I dunno… eat granola? Nah, man. I am all up on Imgur.
But first, an important administrative note:
Google reader is closing on July 1, so if you’ve been using that to read this site, you’ll probably want a new way to follow your favorite blogs. I’ve been using Bloglovin’, and they even include a nice little import feature to bring all your old subscriptions over. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that Reader had, though. Does anyone have suggestions for really good RSS readers?
Without further ado, here is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE THING I found on the internet this week:
Phil says that no matter what this article tells you or how cute that lion is, it’s probably a bad idea to try and give him belly scratches. Anyway, these photos are totally adorable and made me giggle.
Dodson and Ross tweeted about these mannequins that look more-or-less like normal, healthy women. Granted, they’re still a little on the thin side (notice the thigh gap), but it’s still pretty refreshing.
Helen Razer reflects with rage on International Women’s Day — I was a little put off by her suggestion that Catholics worship the Virgin Mary, considering that if anything, the Catholic relationship to women is like the “separate but equal” treatment of blacks in segregated America. I’m not sure if I’m allowed to say that because people will think I’m being racist, but really … do you know how many hours of my middle school theology classes were devoted to explaining why we “honor but don’t worship” Mary and why women can’t be priests? Anyway, that’s beside the point. I found the rest of her essay pretty interesting.
Also, the Catholics got a new Pope. There’s still this conflicted place in my heart where I really want to see the church recover and become a positive force in the world.
And finally, Snoop
Dogg Lion appeared on Conan O’Brien’s show and performed a new song, which was actually really touching. I’ve always liked a handful of his songs, although I wouldn’t consider myself a die hard fan. But I like him in theory, and this evolution he’s going through right now is really interesting.