The Weekend Edition is my opportunity to highlight everything awesome, nerdy and cool that has crossed my digital path in the last week.
Wow, it’s been a while, huh? It’s been a busy couple of weeks — so busy, in fact, that I’ve built up quite a stash of awesomeness from all around the internet. Let’s play catch up, shall we?
Oh, and if you miss me here on my blog, you can generally find me over on StoryWonk.
A couple of days ago, Lani and Jenny went out shopping. They returned, as they are wont to do, with trinkets and tchotchkes galore; but nestled in the wonderment was a gift for me. A mug. A Batman mug. A mug, if you will, avec Batman.
It’s awesomeness was only matched this morning, when I was sipping coffee from that very Batman mug, and discovered this:
Yes, it ends badly. Let’s all just… walk away.
Over at Drunks and Lampposts, Simon Raper graphed the history of philosophy. It’s a fascinating, audacious piece of work, and I spent far more time than I should getting lost in the myriad connections.
Thanks to the good people at Web Urbanist, I discovered this remarkable abandoned observatory in Cleveland. It has a curious history, and remains nothing less than strikingly beautiful.
At Mental Floss, Erik Sass is covering the events of World War I, exactly one hundred years after they occurred. It’s a fascinating chronicle, and Sass offers great insight.
Like all right-thinking people, I know that secret entrances concealed behind bookcases are inherently cool: like this one, from the aptly-named Opulent Items.
Since we began with a supercut, let’s end with another. Aaron Sorkin has a distinctive writing style, and certain words, phrases and deliveries have cropped up more than once in his work.
A disclaimer: this, despite what you’ll read on the internet, is not proof that Sorkin is a self-plagiarist, that he is creatively bankrupt, or that he’s a one-trick pony. Writers all have personal quirks and recurring references; if you analyse any corpus of work, you’re going to find repeated beats. Sorkin has his problems as a writer, but this video is a celebration of what makes him awesome.
Oh, and if you’re reading this on Saturday, don’t miss Lani’s fantastic novel Ex And The Single Girl, available for FREE on Amazon until midnight tonight!
That’s it for another week. If I missed anything awesome, shout out in the comments!