Can we please give a slow clap to Dustin for his magnificent job covering the Pajiba Love beat yesterday? I love him so, I’ll forgive him his bit of libel. (I was not recovering from “I Shouldn’t Have Chased That with Tequila Shots Con 2011,” I was recovering from “Being A Bridesmaid Is Hard, Y’all, And I Shouldn’t Have Chased That Tequila Shot With Cheap Champagne Con 2011.”) Oh, hey, what a crazy random happenstance, my first link is about smart kids being heavier drinkers later in life. Mommas, don’t let you babies grow up to be teetotalers. (The Week)
Just kidding. To all the mommas and the poppas out there, do whatever you like. Just love your kid. Oh but not too much, psychologists say that’ll mess them up for sure. Wait, what? PARENTING IS IMPOSSIBLE. (The Atlantic)
Or, maybe, we should all just relax a litte. Dave Bry has something to say to all the “reputable” news sites who are taking that adorable “Go The F*ck To Sleep” book too seriously. I agree with every asterisk in Dave’s response. (The Awl)
We all agree that books are a wonderful thing, yeah? Kids books and Adult books and Adult Adult books? Mrs. Smith sent me this Adult Adult link. I hope, my precious prudes, that the title of the link will tip you off to the potentially NSFW content of the site. (Bookkake)
It’s currently NS to W on the leaking reactor in Fukishima, Japan. That’s why several elderly Japanese citizens have volunteered for the job because they have “less risk of getting cancer and other diseases that develop slowly as a result of exposure to high levels of radiation.” Speaking of leaking, there’s something wrong with my eyes. (NYT)
I’m going to steer away from the tears and talk about tees. These stupid sites with their stupid “limited time offer” rules means I won’t be the proud owner of this Calvinball shirt. By the way, Teefury, CALVINBALL DOESN’T HAVE ANY RULES. (Tee Fury )
If I can’t have a Calvinball tee, I guess I’ll have to think of something else to get John Cusack for his birthday today? Oreo Cameos? Oh, yeah, you heard me. (Lapham’s Quarterly)
Okay, but seriously, Happy Birthday John Cusack. I’m kidding about that Hot Tub Time Machine burn, I sort of liked that movie. Must Love Dogs, on the other hand…In honor of his birthday, Movieline is trying to come up with Cusack’s best film performance. As much as I love Lloyd Dobbler, I gotta go with Grosse Pointe Blank. (MovieLine)
Martin Blank probably doesn’t have a facebook account, does he? Alas. You know who does? The Doctor that’s Who. (Did you slap your knee?) I’m going to poke him all day long. Thanks, Paultera (Doctor Whobook)
might not be is definitely not real, but this link to Gillian Welch’s new album is. I’ve been listening to it all morning. It’s gorgeous. (NPR)
I think Gillian Welch has one of the sexiest voices of all time and when combined with Allison Krauss and Emmylou Harris…well…no mere mortal can withstand it. One of the sexiest sequences in the history of film and totally SFW to boot.
But you know your Link Wench is more romantical than bedroomantical so we close today with this sweetheart of a video shot entirely on cell phones.
Joanna Robinson realizes she’s a bit squishy today. Must be the influence of the wedding weekend. Well, you know what they say, Joanna Robinson, she’s a marshmallow.