I think you know what I mean. I think you know what I really mean. Well, actually. Hold on there a minute. I haven’t said anything yet for you to even know what I could mean. Much less what I really mean.
So I suppose I should come up with something really clever to say here. Something about how the Weekly Town Crier is where I collect links of varying levels of interest and pas them along to you for your interest in the interesting links.
Visit our family blog: “The Thomas Ten.”
Browse Large Hearted Boy‘s list of “100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads.”
Listen to a mix of some of my favorite songs released in 2015.
Browse my 42 favorite albums of the year.
Read NPR’s piece: “Learning Soft Skills In Childhood Can Prevent Harder Problems Later.”
Read as Salon considers “How the Samurai warrior inspired the Jedi Knights.”
Read as NPR considers “The Neuroscience Of Musical Perception.”
Watch as The Atlantic considers “Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive?”
Read as The Atlantic considers the public zoning backlash against small community libraries.
- See Henry Rollins build and destroy a gingerbread house.
Read as No Depression asks: “How Did You Find Your Favorite Albums This Year?”
See the “Secret catalog of gadgets police and feds can use to spy on your cellphone.”
Read as the Atlantic considers “Machines That Can See Depression on a Person’s Face.”
Read The Creator‘s Project‘s piece: “The Art of Reflection Within the Rothko Chapel.”
Read about “The Exemplary Narcissism of Snoopy.”
Read as The Guardian considers “Hidden gems of 2015: great records you may have missed.”
Read as KJZZ considers the “Mixed Reactions To Anheuser-Busch’s Plans To Buy Four Peaks Brewing Company.”
Read Okay Player‘s piece: “Killer Mike, Big Boi + More Will Testify On Hip Hop’s Behalf In Front Of The Supreme Court Today.”
Browse The Washington Post‘s ranking of the country’s best “food cities.”
See Shane McGowan’s new teeth.
See someone “Pouring a Thermos of Hot Tea at -40°C Near the Arctic Circle.”
See the card that caused Steve Harvey’s worst nightmare.
Read about many Muslim women asking non-Muslim women not to wear the hajib “in the name of interfaith solidarity.”
Read CNN‘s report: “Vatican paper says ‘The Force Awakens’ is not evil enough”.
Fueling the rumors that Apple is ditching the 3.5mm headjack, read Hypebeast‘s report: “Apple is Developing its Own High Quality Audio Format.”
Read “The Story Behind The Famous Portrait of André The Giant Clutching A Beer Can.”
Read CNN‘s piece about companies with “mandatory” vacation policies.
Read Noisey‘s report about the “rebirth” of CBGBs . . . as a NJ airport restaurant.
Browse Pixar color palettes.
Read about the new “451” internet error code for internet censorship.
Read The Stranger‘s piece: “How Christianity Infiltrated Seattle Music with a Little Help from Mars Hill Church and the City Council.”
Read as The Washington Post considers “Why it’s a good sign if you curse a lot.”
See bonsai skulls.
Browse Flavorwires‘s picks for the best literary criticism of 2015.
Read as AV Club considers the year in band names.
Read as Literary Hub considers how “White Christmas” started the trend of popular Christmas songs.
Browse this list of “The Most Googled Artists of 2015”.
Read “Relevant”‘s report: “The Sultan of Brunei Has Literally Outlawed Christmas.”
Read The Washington Post‘s piece: “My husband read to me while I was sick. It changed our marriage.”
Watch as The Atlantic asks what you wish you had learned in college but didn’t.
See a fountain in China made from 10,000 toilets.
Read as Techly considers “Five Things You Don’t Know About Beer (But Probably Should).”
Go with Fast Company into the secretive world of Freemasonry in this photo essay.
Read the Washington Post‘s report that “The Republican debate stage could shrink considerably next month” based on new rules.
Watch Steve Harvey announce the wrong winner for the Miss Universe pageant.
Watch what could happen to your body if you drank 10 cans of Coke every day. Please don’t drink 10 cans of soda every day.
See “inflatable hotel rooms.”
Read Outside magazine’s ode to the VW Vanagon.
See the decaying church building repurposed as an artsy skate park.
Read as Slate considers the impact of “bro country”.
Read about how Facebook helped solve the riddle of an ancient artifact.