13 July 2012

Weekend linkage

"Stupid post office. Off with its head!"


We got our first substantial crop of green beans out of the garden this week. This simple salad from Smitten Kitchen is perfect for fresh summer beans. (Speaking of the garden, it's growing so abundantly and the plants are so closely spaced that you can hardly see the ground, which means you can hardly see the weeds, which means I don't have to pull them. My evil plan is working.)

Tolkien Legos!

The Higgs-Boson particle explained. I understood it . . . mostly.

No guessing on your SAT.

Two good posts on infertility, from Practical Theology for Women and Naptime Diaries.

Have you ever seen Horrible Histories? So funny. Three of my favorites are the arrival in the British trenches ("I'm guessing you're not looking for the South African division, my friend!"), the medieval paramedics ("hark! it sounds like a proper ambulance") and the English rulers song ("No monarchy until came me: Charles Two, who liked to party / King Jimmy Two was scary, oooh! Then Mary was a smarty").

You've got to be kidding.

Five New Yorkers who wear one color all day, every day.

Phil Vischer on his new project (Jellyfish Studios), moralistic children's media, and following God's lead. "We're not called to be a people of vision, we're called to be a people of revelation. God speaks and we follow. We've completely taken this Disney notion of 'when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true' and melded that with faith and come up with something completely different. There's something wrong in a culture that preaches nothing is more sacred than your dream."

I just discovered that Blogger has instituted threaded comments on all blogs. I mean, this would be even more exciting if I had a lot of comments to thread (COUGH readerswhonevercomment, Iknowwhoyouare COUGH) but all the same . . . cool.


  1. That cake makes me want to hurl.

    I don't know if that's the type of comment you're looking for, but I tried.

    1. Props for honesty.

      (I had the same reaction.)