08 December 2013

Weekend linkage // 7QT #16

Shared with Conversion Diary.

1)

"Why don't they just call it a poomeranian?"
--J on seeing a sign advertising pomapoo puppies

2)

My brother got married two days after Thanksgiving; since we spent most of Friday packing, driving, and having fun at the rehearsal dinner, no linkage last week. But we're baaaaack!

Taking a break from the festivities.

Ellie behaved like a near-perfect little angel. At the rehearsal dinner we kept her amused with spoons (possibilities endless: bang on high chair, click on teeth, drop on floor), plus sampling our zucchini sticks and whipped cream. She didn't sleep too well in the hotel room, but on Saturday a toy and a bottle occupied her during the wedding ceremony. After a nap on Daddy's shoulder, she was ready to party at the reception. So we did that.

3)

"Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future." Terrifying and sobering. I think that antibiotics are, in theory, a modern miracle. It's their indiscriminate overuse that makes me angry-- and increasing antibiotic resistance is one of the reasons why.

4)

A list of German words for which we've no good English equivalents. (Baggerspion: the urge to peek into boarded-up construction sites, literally digger-truck-spyhole.)

5)

"On high school and college campuses and in certain political and social media circles, the growing visibility of a small, but semantically committed cadre of young people who . . .  self-identify as genderqueer — neither male nor female but an androgynous hybrid or rejection of both — is challenging anew the limits of Western comprehension and the English language." I just cannot with this.

6)

Since babies are always playing with their parents' phones anyway. (And this one is quite dorkalicious.)

While we're on Etsy: I NEED THEM.

7)

I debated whether or not to share the following link, but I think it is important. Please keep in mind that it's highly disturbing; I chose not to watch the video, because the graphic description was sufficient to fill me in. If you have children around, you will want to filter this just as you'd filter news of a rape or pedophilia.

So: Violent Mob of Pro-Abortion Women Attack Praying Men Defending Cathedral in Argentina. Click through for more details.

I'm sharing the link because it's like the Gosnell trial all over again: the mainstream media is not covering this. If pro-life men had attacked pro-abortion women, you can bet that it would be all over the news. As it stands . . . silence. And since a social media uproar helped to bring the Gosnell scandal to light, I think the same thing can happen with this.

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