Friday links

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  • This book, entitled Accidentally Wes Anderson, features real-life locations that look like they could have been invented for a Wes Anderson movie. (Kottke)
  • How to be at Home: this short film—which my dear friend and podcast partner Tally sent my way—really moved me. So perfect for these times. Do watch it, especially if you’re going through this time alone. (National Film Board of Canada)
  • 60 songs from 1990 in three and a half minutes: this will have you up and bopping around. (Kottke)
  • I adored these photos of small English shops that are on the verge of disappearing. (Messy Nessy Chic)
  • A really lovely piece that reconsiders the 1998 movie You’ve Got Mail. (4 Columns)
  • And here’s an oral history of the hilarious Christopher Guest movie Best in Show on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. (The Ringer)
  • For those of you who are mourning the recent death of Eddie Van Halen, here are all 131 of Van Halen’s songs, ranked from worst to best. It’s written by Chuck Klosterman, who is always so much fun to read. (Vulture)
  • Did you hear this week’s Everything is Fine episode featuring Sallie Krawcheck, on the topic of money? It’s a good one, so do not delay.
  • A sweet appreciation of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which debuted 50 years ago. (Elle)
  • Eight key moments from Wednesday night’s Vice Presidential debate. (Vogue)
  • These photos—of the Supremes visiting London in 1964—are just a delight. (Go Fug Yourself)

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    lori
    9 Oct 2020
    1:17pm

    Great list for a quiet Friday. I love Chuck Klosterman (and VH), so I had to dive right into that article and it did not disappoint!

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    Tamara
    9 Oct 2020
    1:06pm

    Crying over the first 2 that I just read…mail and Mary! If I may add an interesting grammar nerd note that I used when I was teaching a pop-culture themed English as a second language class: the theme some goes from “you might just make it after all” to “you’re gonna make it after all” to “you’ve really made it after all.” Grammar and triumph…all in the same lesson.

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    D.Morgendorffer
    9 Oct 2020
    12:32pm

    I look forward to these links! I wanted to share something that gave my household a little boost. In the yard of a house on our street, there are yard signs. Midst the Biden-Harris, Doug Jones, and Black Lives Matter signs, there is another sign that reads, “Presidents are temporary. Wu Tang is forever.”

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      D.Morgendorffer
      9 Oct 2020
      3:33pm

      Forgive me for all the comments, but I just read the MTM appreciation. Tamara, I too remember the change in tenses of “Love Is All Around”. In the year I came off anti-depressants back in my twenties, I tuned in to MTM reruns everyday and sang along with the theme song. I didn’t necessarily believe the words for myself, but I could hold on until the next day. As a result, I can sing “Love Is All Around” at moment’s notice for anyone in need. This winter, feeling discouraged, I bought an album of another woman who has cheered me in tough times and was reminded that MTM fans are all around us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWQHhKrdtSA

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        Viajera
        9 Oct 2020
        8:13pm

        So, is your online persona’s first name Daria? I always think of you that way, but I don’t know if it’s ever been confirmed. Now if this is a nosy question and you don’t want to answer it, just ignore me and I’ll eventually get the hint. (Love the Daria show too btw …) … Just wanted to say, I am going to try an Oofos thong sandal – I think you recommended them? – and I have high hopes. We have at least another month of heat coming, so they should be very helpful. Thank you! … I should learn those words too. I also like the theme song from Love Boat but I only know a couple lines.

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          D.Morgendorffer
          10 Oct 2020
          11:02am

          I hope the Oofos work for you, too! D.Morgendorffer is an homage to Daria, but I kept it to a single initial so as to not suggest that I am THE DARIA. Just as there can be only one Highlander, there can be only one Daria. (I say this as a former teenaged, combat boot-wearing book worm whose then-best friend was an artist whose brother had a band.)

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            Viajera
            11 Oct 2020
            10:39pm

            I see your point. I do feel you have aspects of the Daria. How I do miss her. I’ll have to figure out where to rewatch that. … … I haven’t watched all of any of the Highlanders yet. It is so on my To Do list. If it’s not Scottish. I liked Outlanders a lot, though I confess to ffwdg through all the violence. I couldn’t deal.

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    Jen
    9 Oct 2020
    10:32am

    Your list is GOLD today!

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    Tally
    9 Oct 2020
    11:07am

    Oh my heart, those English shops!

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    KathrynSK
    9 Oct 2020
    11:19am

    How to be at Home animation and poem. So beautiful. Crying now. Glad you posted the link.

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    lindalindanyc
    9 Oct 2020
    11:36am

    Krawcheck 🙂 Loved the episode, btw – thanks

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      Kim France
      9 Oct 2020
      12:33pm

      Oops, thanks for the heads up.

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    maryse
    9 Oct 2020
    11:44am

    I’m Rhoda. Who are you?

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      Tamara
      9 Oct 2020
      8:38pm

      100% Rhoda

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        Rae
        9 Oct 2020
        10:42pm

        I’ve finally accepted that I am Mary but really think I’m Rhoda. Just like I’m 100% Monica but want to be Pheobe.

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    Liz
    9 Oct 2020
    11:57am

    The How to be at Home film was so beautifully done and sweet. Life affirming. Thank you.

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    cw
    9 Oct 2020
    9:39am

    Can’t wait to dive into these links!

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    Viajera
    9 Oct 2020
    10:38pm

    In other news, unhappy with Maher again. So so ignorant. Please please shut up.

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    Holly
    12 Oct 2020
    11:19am

    I had the incredible good fortune to meet Mary Tyler Moore at a dinner several years ago where she was being honored. To say that I gushed enthusiastically is an understatement. I am sure that she had heard everything I said a million times (except maybe the part where I told her that I had a coat rack in my first apartment because I loved the coat rack she had in her apartment!) but she could not have been more kind or gracious. It is truly one of my favorite memories.

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