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  • RIP to Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie. (Vulture)
  • Feminist comic book artist Aline Kominsky Crumb died this week too. Here’s a good introduction to her work, if you’re curious.
  • On Everything is Fine this week, we’ve got a post-holiday meditation on middle age, the clothes that fit us as poorly as ex-boyfriends, our collective relationship with celebrity gossip, Frankenstein’d magazine covers, Jenn’s rekindled relationship with Nutrafol, a riveting segment on socks, plus listener questions and a whole lot more! Please do tune in. (Apple Podcasts)
  • Funny. (New Yorker)
  • This coast-to-coast virtual house party from the folks at TueNight looks both interesting and fun.
  • 35 musicians on their favorite Christmas songs. (Vulture)
  • Unwrapping Spotify Wrapped. (NY Times)
  • Everything to know about the Balenciaga ad scandal. (The Cut)
  • And finally, all the best theories of who dies on season two of White Lotus. (Town & Country)

 

 

 

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    Bobby
    2 Dec 2022
    6:29pm

    OK, so I just started to listening to this weeks podcast and…. This is for both of you, especially Jenn. I had posted (after some thought) a link to some earrings my husband got me, under the coffee/recent purchases post. I was worried that it (my post) would come across as elitist and Karen-y. (what I got was an extremely expensive pair of earrings) But now I’m going to tell you the reason I got those earrings. I got them because almost three years ago (Dec 31st 2019, yes, New Years Eve) I was diagnosed with stage four cancer and told I had 18 to 24 months to live. Well I made it past my sell by date. This New Years it will be three years. The point of this extremely long comment is be HAPPY you’re getting older! Stop wasting your time being upset about it! If you are lucky there will come a time when 50 will seem like a spring chicken. I have had to force myself to stop thinking of death every day, and really work on just getting on with life. I am absolutely NOT someone with a positive attitude. I don’t think that everything happens for a reason or that there is some gift in my situation. But I have learned (mostly) to stop thinking abut it. DO not waste one more second of your youth (yes!) health, and beauty bemoaning your age. It is one of the worst uses of your mental resources, and I say this because I wish someone had said it to me before I was diagnosed. Wishing both of you — and all of us here a warm holiday season and a brighter New Year

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      JC
      2 Dec 2022
      9:47pm

      Oh Bobby, I’m so glad you shared this wonderful news. CONGRATS on blowing through that prognosis! You are right, aging is a privilege and we all need to be reminded of that from time to time (also, those earrings are beautiful–and so are you).

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      Kim France
      5 Dec 2022
      11:02am

      Two things, Bobby: 1. I’m so, so glad to hear you’re well and thriving. 2. Believe me when I tell you I am grateful for each day, and view aging as a privilege, and one that’s not afforded to everyone. At the same time, I reserve my right to get cranky over any manner of aging-related indignity. I don’t know why both things can’t coexist.

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        Bobby
        5 Dec 2022
        12:24pm

        Of course you have that right! Believe me, I don’t wake up feeling grateful to be alive every day ! I have all sorts of cranks and complaints about aging. My comment was in NO WAY meant as a criticism, take it in the spirit of “you know how when you look at pics of yourself from ten years ago that you thought were bad, and now you realize how great you look?” That’s what I meant about aging. Of course those things can co exist! (feeling grateful and cranky!) I honestly was trying to be helpful, like I tell all young women I overhear in Sephora bemoaning some flaw “Do not waste your youth and beauty putting yourselves down.”

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      cw
      3 Dec 2022
      11:26am

      Bobby, so glad you proved that diagnosis wrong. I love that your husband gifted you some beautiful earrings to wear in celebration!

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    Bobby
    2 Dec 2022
    7:22pm

    Also, when did you tell us you were getting married Kim? How did I miss this? Mazel Tov upon Mazel Tov! I’m so happy for you! (Seriously, you just casually mentioned wedding dresses and what you were going to wear on this podcast and I was “Wait. what?” When did you announce this and how did I miss it?

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    Bobby
    2 Dec 2022
    10:10pm

    What a sweet thing to say!

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