Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Miss Cellania's Links

A True Angel in Buffalo. Here's the Threadreader version. (via Metafilter)

Grumpy old men in a fish tank.

Painfully Awkward Band Photos That Can’t Be Unseen. (via Nag on the Lake)

How Many Christmas Trees Does Your Real Estate Listing Need? (via Fark)

Nine Kings of Europe. In one photograph.

Steven Spielberg Regrets How Jaws Impacted Real-World Sharks. (via Mental Floss)

The Gävle Goat is Still Standing

Sometime In My 50s, I Became Invisible To Men. Here’s What I Didn't Expect To Feel.  (via Digg)

"Unobtanium" Did Not Originate with Avatar.


gwdMaine said...

Born & raised in Buffalo - The City of Good Neighbors. That's just how it's always worked.

Anonymous said...

The line between flirting and being creepy depends initially on how attractive you are.

xoxoxoBruce said...

gwdMaine, that's how most of the country used to work, but now if you pull some guy out of a snow drift two of his buddies jump you or his lawyer sues you to poverty. Oh, and you take him to the hospital they'll throw him back in the snowbank without insurance or stick you with the bill.

The Julia Williamson piece was a good read, I sent the link to a friend. However I think her perspective of...
"These boys could tank my self-confidence with a word. How did they do it? They seemed endowed by their creator with a sense of self-assurance that I couldn’t muster. That must be what it is to walk the earth as a man."
is shortsighted.
I know for a fact that goes both ways. A word could devastate boys too, only the macho expectation having been drilled into us by peers forced us to bluff, bluster, or joke. None of those things helped the pain and crushed confidence.
That said, the piece is well worth reading.