Thursday, June 25, 2015

Morning Coffee (6/25/15)

Amazing story: Denied by Nazis, world's oldest doctoral student awarded her PhD – aged 102

Amazing headline: Chinese actor sued for staring too intensely from TV at viewer

$10 seems like a lot for Solitaire, but Regency Solitaire looks AWESOME, so...

Huh: Daniel Barenboim designs 'radical' new piano

Well. "The Office for Intellectual Freedom refused to give me access to its database."

I have eaten at several of these restaurants but never outside, so... partial credit? Top 25 Most Gorgeous & Delicious Outdoor Dining Spots in Connecticut

The Bittersweet History of 'Candy Land'

News you need: 12 Ways To Spike Your Favorite Virgin Summer Drinks

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Morning Coffee (6/24/15)

Every state flag is wrong, and here is why is so hilarious that I had a hard time figuring out what to quote, but: "Nevada was not told the correct size for the file it was supposed to upload. When asked if it wanted to change what it had sent, Nevada said, 'Nah.'" And the New Hampshire one quotes from Grey, so you should definitely click through.

This article about an Egyptian show portraying Jewish families is fascinating, and I had no idea Ramadan was such a big time for Egyptian TV!

Eee, Gayle Forman is writing a novel for adults!

Have you read The Royal We? YOU SHOULD. Anyway, this piece about how they rejiggered the British royal timeline to make the book work is fascinating.

I know this is an actual, unfunny crime, but... MAGIC CHEESE.

Britain's 7 most amazing ruins

Heh: Comic Book Fans Adamant That Human Torch Be Played By Actor Whose Body Actually Engulfed In Flames

The Five Stages of Beloved TV Show Cancellation Grief

Friday, June 12, 2015

Morning Coffee (6/12/15)

New Robert Galbraith pub date!!!

I couldn't decide what to quote from this interview with Cassie Clare and Maggie Stiefvater about fandom, because there was so much good and important stuff there, so you should probably just read it.

What a world: Twitter and Medium Announce They've Invented Email

Did you all see this terrible thing about Goodfellas? Yeah. Sigh.

Fascinating: I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How. And this is so, so true; I do it myself and am always astonished when it works: "If you lay out the information just right, you can shape the story that emerges in the media almost like you were writing those stories yourself. In fact, that’s literally what you’re doing, since many reporters just copied and pasted our text."

2 million misinformed Internet-shamers just upstaged a bride at her own wedding

What Coca-Cola's logo reveals about the history of writing in America

Huh: The words every state finds hardest to spell

Perfect: Oh No! I Thought You Were Interesting But

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Morning Coffee (6/11/15)

Martin Sheen is going to be Matthew Cuthbert in the new Anne of Green Gables movie, and I started crying just reading that headline, so obviously I'll handle this well.

X-Files is really happening, you guys.

Dawson's Creek and Buffy reruns are coming to ABC Family!

Oh hey, did I tell you Classic Alice is back? Classic Alice is back.

I don't agree with everything in this, but it's worth a read: What the ATX Festival should renew for next year—and what it should cancel

Apparently this is basically the one law New Hampshire has decided it needs. Okay then.

The story behind that mistaken tweet that the Queen had died is pretty wacky.

A Musician Names Things