Thursday links

 

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  • Check out these photos of an abandoned water park in Vietnam. (Vogue)
  • This is some of the wildest origami I have ever seen. (Colossal)
  • I was unaware that a reboot of A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, was even in the works, but here’s the trailer. (NY Times)
  • Stephen Colbert is the shit. (Jezebel)
  • And these vintage Batman trading cards are a kick. (Dangerous Minds)
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9 Thoughts on Thursday links
    c.w.
    7 Jun 2018
    8:09am

    I began looking at the water park photos (which are lovely and sad), but was distracted by the article regarding Kate Spade on the Vogue website. I live in a family where mental health issues are front and present so any suicide always makes me pause and Kate Spade’s perhaps more so than usual because I felt like she was a designer who had it all together and apparently she did not. Another sad reminder to pay attention and reach out to those you love and care about because you simply never know.

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      Y.k.
      7 Jun 2018
      8:29am

      Yes, I feel the same way. i’ve never even purchased any of her products, but well, this is so sad, so terrible. she really seemed to have it all.
      My closest friend, my oldest friend was very successful, had a loving family, and she killed herself . I often think about that line – how every single person you know is fighting a battle.

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    sk
    7 Jun 2018
    10:15am

    Agreed. I have never purchased any of Kate Spade’s products either (I was more into vintage bags back in her heyday) but I find this so sad. I even had a dream about it last night…I felt what I imagine her sorrow must have been in my dream, if that makes sense. Depression can strike anyone and you never know what people are going through in spite of any glamorous facade they seem to put on. There was a good piece on Krista Tippet’s On Being last night that discussed this, it’s a good listen: https://onbeing.org/programs/maria-shriver-finding-my-i-am-may2018/

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    maryse
    7 Jun 2018
    10:56am

    i was diagnosed with anxiety and depression 8 years ago after a lifetime of struggling with thoughts of suicide, unworthiness, and confusion about why i had the feelings i had when everything in my life seemed perfectly fine. there were people all over the world with less than me and why did i feel the way i did. depression is a brain disease, much like diabetes is an endocrine system disease. sometimes outside stresses can make coping more difficult but ultimately, having everything or not, makes no difference. i share that i have this chronic medical condition because i want people who are suffering to get help and that mental illness does not make you less than and seeking help is nothing to be ashamed of. we are not weak.

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      Jana
      7 Jun 2018
      11:08pm

      Thank you for sharing this, maryse. My best goes out to you.

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    Jen
    7 Jun 2018
    12:21pm

    The Kate Spade news also made me think about this recent article about Andre Leon Talley and this quote from him: “Fashion does not take care of its people. No one is going to take care of me, except I am going to take care of myself.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/style/andre-leon-talley-documentary.html

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    Viajera
    7 Jun 2018
    12:50pm

    I was sorry to hear about Ms. Spade too. It is tragic we don’t have better treatments for people. Well, that is, I hope that soon we *will* have such.

    As for the former prez … being someone who didn’t pay super-close attention to the whole impeachment sex scandal – I regard the major miscreant of that episode to be the former judge Starr, not the president and certainly not Ms. Lewinsky – I find myself with an empirical question – does it matter if you live at your workplace?

    Otoh …in my vague memories, I seem to recall hearing that the relationship began during a shutdown … hmm, so that does sound like it started “at work.”

    What I don’t recall hearing is any suggestion from Lewinsky that she had been “harassed.” Perhaps she has changed her mind now? Well it is her story and I don’t have a mean thing to say about her. I regard that whole scene as a private matter that, if we lived in a better world, I’d never have known about. (Privacy is a big deal to me. And I don’t think there *was* official misbehavior on the part of the prez … not at least until he sort of threw her to the wolves afterward, that is. But I blame Starr 100x more for that too. Really, really bad judgment on his part.)

    Mind you, I am a bit of a crank. I will think more of this (in anticipation of virtual shoes getting thrown at me…)

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      Viajera
      7 Jun 2018
      12:53pm

      I should clarify – when I said “official misbehavior,” I mean, acting immorally in a way that affects me as a voter – in other words, leaving aside the adultery thing. (Also, I suppose, a misuse of public office space. Again, in the scheme of things as a citizen, how much do I want to know about that? (Less!!! Less!!!! For the love of … ) Don’t do any damage, clean up after yourself? I don’t know, we are a bit Puritan here still, no?) These were consenting adults. I am not sure how much I care that he was prez at the time. Since there was no workplace harassment … (right?) … It’s not my business.

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    a
    7 Jun 2018
    2:47pm

    That picture makes me think: mosquito breeding ground!

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