Feedly, which is how I read blogs now since Google Reader went bye-byes, lets me flag-and-tag posts for later use. But because I've been so remiss in the last year-plus, lots of flags never got tagged. I've just been through them all again and noticed more than a few that should have been tagged "Blogaround," so I've corrected that, added a few recent ones, and am ready to get caught up once more. This one goes out to Jill and Anna, who observes "the Weird Sisters strike again!"
- Wow, I really gave Lance Mannion short shrift last blogaround! Also well worth reading are his observations on the fallout of the Supreme Court decision on religious invocations at town hall meetings, his response to Frank Bruni about how millennials haven't been disserved by their parents as much as by corporate powers, and yet another Iraq war theory.
- What Digby said about Nixon's resignation, the country being on the precipice of maturity and then Reagan's election (as well as, I maintain, Lennon's assassination) plunging it all back into infantilism.
- This is relevant to my interests (via Arthur).
- Today marked the Little League Baseball® World Series debut of phenom pitcher Mo'Ne Davis of the Taney Dragons, who pitched a 4-0 shutout. Philly native Susie Madrak has been all over this wonderful story, and I encourage you to view her posts here, here (my favorite), here and here. And The Mary Sue gets in on the act as well.
- Dr. Myers caught a lot of flak for suggesting the media concentrate more on Ferguson, MO than the death of Robin Williams, but I think the reason for the Williams saturation coverage (besides the fact that he touched so many more people through his celebrity and talent than any ordinary youngster in Missouri could) was the shocking nature of it. Which is tragic in itself, because we as a society ought to be more shocked and less complacent at the things that happen to a good number of our citizens. And Michael Davis hits one out of the park with his reactions to the police violence and about Living While Black in general.
- Speaking of Williams, the backlash against trolls attacking his daughter Zelda's tweet was thankfully swift but left a lot of women and people of color asking why Twitter took so long. Here's Jill Pantozzi on Jezebel's attempts to control online trolls and Victoria McNally's follow-up. This not only needs to be talked about more, but done something about by people with the skills to write the code.
- Katie at Feministing has a nice tribute to the late Lauren Bacall, and Sara Stewart at Women and Hollywood examines the glass ceiling in the TARDIS. Meanwhile, I learned a lot from this very interesting post by Emily Ellis at The Mary Sue about fanfic.
- Lastly, a look into both my past and future. Jesse Walker at io9 relates the history of Discordianism (I'm mentioned in Kerry Thornley's intro to the Principia Discordia, on Page 11, as Kerry was one of my INSIDE JOKE staff writers); and Laughing Squid reports that Bryant Park now has solar-powered charging stations, which I think will necessitate a trip or two there in the very near future.