[So1] YouTube Kids is just an ocean of oddity. My little girl is just fascinated watching grownups play with figures. But nothing weirder than that, thankfully.
[So2] Kristen Berman and Dan Ariely want to ban small talk with the notion that doing so would force us to discuss more important things.
[So3] Teens are anonymously targeting themselves on line for reasons that I guess kind of make sense in a way and everything is messed up.
[So4] Crispin Sartwell takes aim at the Muppets, and Sesame Street. I notice that he leaves Curious George off his list of ire. Which is smart, because Curious George is by far the best PBS cartoon. Peg + Cat is also really good. Sesame Street is okay, but pretty unambitious these days.
[So5] The case against limiting yourself to writing what you know.
[So6] This is a really cool idea. I would think so, of course, since I already “audiobook” TV shows.
[So7] A couple years ago, the New York Times investigated why it’s so difficult for 30-somethings to make friends.
[So8] I wasn’t as big into Shel Silverstein as some people, but I’m still surprised I didn’t know this existed.