Interweb Finds: A vintage trailer makeover, dogs annoying cats with friendship & more

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Merry (almost) Christmas, friends!

Soon, John and I will be hopping on a plane headed east to spend a week with our families back home, and I can’t wait to finally break out my beloved winter coat I never get to wear in sunny SoCal. It’s going to be nice being spoiled by our parents again.

I’m not hauling my laptop with me, but I’ve got a couple posts scheduled to keep this space fresh in the meantime. And when I return in time for New Year’s Eve, I plan on digging into some coding and design to debut a new layout that’s going to be clean and simple but still have a little flair. I’M SO EXCITED, GUYS.

But for now, here are those interweb finds you came for.

A visual alphabet-dictionary of unusual words. My favorite is scripturient: possessing a violent desire to write.

The musical middle class is getting squeezed:

“The truth is that touring is hardly a big moneymaker for many bands. It’s expensive. It’s viciously competitive. It’s tiring. And not every band can command the $100 or $200 or $500 a ticket that acts like Beyoncé and Madonna can. As such, tour revenue has become more unevenly distributed among artists over time, exaggerating music’s superstar economy and contributing to the hollowing out its middle class.”

People who live near the Hollywood sign are trying to hide it and decrease traffic in their neighbors. How? By making deals with Google and GPS company Garmin to place it somewhere else entirely on the map.

I really enjoyed this interview with Chris Rock. An excerpt:

“To say Obama is progress is saying that he’s the first black person that is qualified to be president. That’s not black progress. That’s white progress. There’s been black people qualified to be president for hundreds of years.”

Sometimes, people say really stupid things on the internet. Do they deserve to be called out? Sure, probably. Do they deserve to be blasted by the media, ridiculed by thousands of strangers online and get canned from their job? One journalist responsible for the demise of a woman’s career reconsiders.

HI. SWOON. I adore this vintage trailer makeover.

I literally got teary-eyed watching this: dogs annoying cats with friendship.

Aaaand we’re going to double down on the HuffPo pet videos, because we can: shelter pets at the Christmas dinner table.


That’s all from me for this month—I’ve got packing to do. Have a happy, stress-free week!