Mewgenics, Major Tom, and the truth about Helium.

 A little reading pleasure for your weekend.

YOU DON’T SAY:

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IS THERE SUCH A THING AS…too much accountability? I’m all about the importance of having someone to keep you on task where fitness levels and personal goals are concerned. We are talking paramount importance. But my guess is at some point I would just get bitter and resentful about this thing. It would get complicated. There would be issues.

UP UP IN THE AIR: Helium is way more than a kiddie balloon kind of deal. It’s kind of fascinating. Also, not without its limits.  There is also this.

THE PROBLEM WITH PENNYWISE ET AL: Coulrophobia. I wouldn’t say it’s something I suffer from, but damn if I don’t hate them something fierce.

(SHIVERS….)  

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BEST BLACKOUT EVER: It was ten years ago in August 2003. I was in Manhattan visiting a friend. She warned me about the funky electrical issues in her apartment; specifically, the passive aggressive air condition unit. I don’t do hot and humid well. So at some point I turned on the AC and started to feel human again. Then the power went out. As I sheepishly headed onto the street on my way to a little park I figured out that it wasn’t just my friend’s place. It was the city, most of the Eastern Seaboard and parts of Canada and the Midwest. That was far and away the best night I ever had in NYC. By the way, the biggest threat to our power grid isn’t what you might expect.

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? Every single one of them is biding its time.  Or maybe they have a lottery system for who goes when?

NOT THAT YOU ASKED: I just finished this. It is among the best novels I’ve read in a very long time. Just sayin’.

CAN’T. STOP. WATCHING.

ESPNSIVE: On the off chance that you aren’t spending a lot of your TV viewing time watching sports, everybody else who is thanks you for subsidizing their viewing habits.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS GOING ON HERE: But I like it. 

YAWN: Not impressed. Also, why exactly?

HOLIDAY SWEATERS 2013

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They run a bit more than I’m comfortable paying for a sweater I would wear at one party, maybe, if I were drunk enough, once. Maybe.

THE MORE YOU KNOW: Thanks to some smarty pants scientists with ginormous brass balls, we know a lot more about Great White sharks. Naturally, some of it is frightening.

THE JEAN GENIE: David Bowie’s style evolution. Yes, it’s a slideshow. But it is totally worth it. Then there is this, which while NSFW, is altogether something else. Wow.

DESIGN FAIL OF THE DAY: Oops, sorry about that. No hard feelings?

INCOMING!

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Tim Johnstone is Dappered’s music correspondent as well as our resident gatherer of all things interwebs related.

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