Recent Discoveries

I’m working on a long post about Charles Willeford that I might never complete. In the meantime, here are some websites I’ve discovered recently.

Why There Are No Girls in San Francisco

“The progression was this: Hippies were like, “Yeah, free love man, stop getting all hung up on artificial, culturally contingent and totally oppressive conventions of hygiene and sexuality, man,” and the Man was like, “Hey stop that, that’s disgusting,” and Hippies were like, “Try and stop us” and then Nature was like, “AIDS.””

Slow Web

“There’s a web that’s well-considered and worth savoring. We’ll show you where.”

Alice and Kev

“This is an experiment in playing a homeless family in The Sims 3. I created two Sims, moved them in to a place made to look like an abandoned park, removed all of their remaining money, and then attempted to help them survive without taking any job promotions or easy cash routes.” (Needs to be updated, but worth reading from the beginning!)

Straight Sets

NY Times tennis blog.

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