Interweb Finds: Strong female characters, summer camp for adults & more

Los Angeles sunset

Happy weekend friends!

As you read this, I’m a couple hours east of Los Angeles at Big Bear Lake! John and I are camping for the weekend (will share photos soon!), but I planned out some good interweb finds for you in advance.

Check ’em out:

An interesting article about the lack of strong female characters in films:

“Bringing in a Strong Female Character™ isn’t actually a feminist statement, or an inclusionary statement, or even a basic equality statement, if the character doesn’t have any reason to be in the story except to let filmmakers point at her on the poster and say ‘See? This film totally respects strong women!’”

OK Go’s new video for “The Writing’s on the Wall” is so darn brilliant and clever. I’d love to be on set for something like that.

I’ve been fantasizing about New Orleans lately. (The architecture! Swoon!) So I loved coming across this gorgeous NOLA house tour.

Lauren talks about the lost art of eating in, and I couldn’t agree more myself. Cooking at home is so much fun!

Genius: summer camps for adults. YES, PLEASE.

Bad Photoshopping aside, this experiment on different beauty standards around the world was pretty fascinating (and hilarious in its ridiculousness).

So cool! The history behind Zzyzx Road. We passed this exit on our way to L.A. out of Las Vegas. I had no idea what it was.


That’s all for this week! I’ll have some photos to share on Tuesday when—gasp!—it’ll already be July.

How was your weekend? What are you looking forward to this week?

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  1. I love that Ok Go video, such a fantastic idea. And stop, summer camp for adults? I used to dream of going to camp as a teenager (only US camps would do, I wouldn’t have cared if there were any in the UK!) thanks to watching many many eps of ‘Bug Juice’ one Summer!

    • Cassie Paton says:

      I was never big on camp as a kid (such social anxiety… what if I didn’t make any friends?!), but now, I think I’d love it. It’d be such a fun way to learn something new.

  2. thanks for including our link!! 🙂 i want to go to summer camp! ok go’s videos are so clever. it would be a pain in the ass to shoot for sure!

    • Cassie Paton says:

      Thanks for sharing such an interesting post! Glad I know the history of that crazy road name. 🙂

  3. Summer camp for adults sounds like a brilliant idea. I never got to go to camp as a kid, so I think it would be fun to go as an adult.

    • Cassie Paton says:

      As I mentioned in a comment above, I was never really keen on the idea of camps. I did a day-camp once, and that was tolerable because I knew I got to go home at the end of the day, haha.

  4. Great links! There’s also an awesome summer camp in NY by Good Life Project. I’m pretty much dying to go!

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