“On a routine subway ride headed uptown, he spotted a slumped-over man who resembled Jon Lovitz. He gazed at the man, trying to get his attention. Then, in an egregious violation of train etiquette, my friend blurted, “Hey, you Jon Lovitz?” The man who resembled Lovitz glanced at him quizzically and then rose from his seat as the A train pulled into Penn Station. Approaching my friend, Lovitz stood before him just as the doors opened, gazed back into his eyes, and in that inimitable, grandiloquent, Lovitzian way, he announced, “Jeeealous?” And then, through those doors, Jon Lovitz was gone.”—Who Is the Greatest ‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Member Ever? «
“So what makes it so comprehensive? Delaware’s law—and the ULC legislation that guided it—simply gives the account holder power to decide what happens to his or her digital assets. At present, that power lies with the tech companies in control of the assets. It’s currently impossible, for instance, to inherit the contents of a loved one’s iTunes profile in the same way that you might inherit a record collection. (When you buy iTunes songs, you’re actually just buying a license to play them rather than the content itself.) Inheriting access to, say, a Facebook account, since simply sharing the password would be a violation of Facebook’s terms of service.”—All States Should Adopt Delaware’s Sweeping New Digital Inheritance Law
What do you want done with your digital assets when you die? I read some of my mom’s outgoing emails after she died, and I happened to find something really beautiful she wrote about death. It was very comforting. You can have my Tumblr when I die.
“First of all, should he be sleeping, ever? If so, should it be at night? Should I keep him in a bassinet or crib or should I let him just sleep in the yard, or the toaster? And when he sleeps, should I just let him sleep as long as he wants, or should I wake him up every fifteen minutes or so for a “baby party” where I give him hard candies and play loud music? Being a new parent is confusing, and there aren’t any books or internets about it, that’s why I have to rely on kind strangers like you.”—McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Hello Stranger On the Street, Could You Please Tell Me How to Take Care of My Baby?
This made me laugh.
“Yet my inability to fully wrap my head around what drives people to wait for Magnolia cupcakes — which even the bakers have told me time and time again are made from the most basic recipe — isn’t because I’ve been reading about how the cupcake fetish has been on the way out since around the second Bloomberg administration. I don’t understand because, for one year, I was the Magnolia Bakery cupcake bouncer. I stood at the door and told people when they could or couldn’t come in. I’d stand there night after night looking into their eyes, trying to piece together what terrible events led them to stand outside of a bakery at 8:30 on a cold December evening or muggy summer night.”—My Life as a Magnolia Bakery Cupcake Bouncer | The Billfold
“When my kids were really small, someone told me that their key line when dealing with slightly older children is “Your body, your choice.” It’s something I find myself saying to my kids constantly. You don’t want to be tickled? Your body, your choice. You don’t feel like wearing that particular kind of outfit? Your body, your choice. You don’t want to hug that family friend you barely know goodbye? Your body, your choice.”—5 Ways I’m Teaching My Six-Year-Old Son To Be A Feminist | xoJane
To say we’re excited about Rob Thomas returning to television with a female-led mystery series is an understatement. We cannot wait for iZombie. And we got all the details in our exclusive interview with Thomas and lead zombie Rose McIver.
“We quibble with the college majors that millennials choose. We question their willingness to hunt for work outside their comfort zones. We conveniently overlook how much more they’ve had to pay for college than we did, the loans they’ve racked up and the fact that nothing explains their employment difficulties better than a generally crummy economy, which certainly isn’t their fault. They get our derision when they deserve our compassion and a political selflessness we’ve been unable to muster. While we’re at it, we might even want to murmur an apology.”—Everything you’ve heard about millennials is wrong - Salon.com