My Google Reader is overflowing with I’ve starred to read later and to blog or tumblr. These are some of the highlights:
– If you don’t already read Matthew’s NBA blog, you have probably missed my star week of being highlighted with regard the Cavaliers here and here. I’m a funny person, in case you’re not already aware of it.
– Posts like this make Tavi my favorite kid between ages 10-15.
– Reading the Esquire piece on Roger Ebert, as well as seeing his photo and then reading his response to the article and photo moved me greatly. If you’re not reading Ebert’s journal in addition to his movie reviews, you’re missing the work of a wonderful, thoughtful writer. My big takeaway from the article was Ebert’s thought: “I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.”
– Oh, I laughed at these new summaries of the BSC books I used to love, and if you don’t know what that stands for, well, you might not find it funny.
– Is your city one of the happiest or unhappiest in America? Matt & I call bullsh*t that KC is ranked higher than Austin based on the happiness of the people we’ve met in each city, but given that one of the rankings is healthiness and Austinites are all about the drinking, perhaps it makes sense.
– Slaughterhouse 90210. Pop culture meets literary quotes. A-MAZ-ING.