The Crockpot: A Weekly Link-Digest
- A diamond is a girls’ best friend—because that’s what the diamond industry has decided.
- Ten ironic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Example A: “Wait in the park, and when couples pass by in horse-drawn carriages, spatter them with glue, yelling, ‘No one cares where last year’s horse went, do they?!’”
- Illegal baby names from around the world.
- “You are an idiot and a disgrace.” The Believer writes about the flood of outrage that is the result of saying absolutely anything on the internet.
- Be inspired by this story of an actress who was propositioned by a famous casting director. When she refused to sleep with him, he told her “You’re never going to get anywhere in this business. You should go home and marry a Jewish dentist.” (Hint: She got somewhere.)
- Is godlessness is the last big taboo in the US?
- French parenting is like French cooking: It comes in smaller portions.
- Could cyber-gardening be the new urban-gardening?
- Factory farming is creating a new breed of hellacious superbugs.
- On the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth, Slackbridge, Gradgrind, and Jarndyce still have something to say about contemporary society and politics.
- Manufacturers have found a new way to appeal to eco-friendly consumers: Brown it.
Really, really not looking forward to Valentine’s Day:[