Sunday Reads

Observe some spiritual malaise at a distance (via Open Culture)

Observe some spiritual malaise at a distance (via Open Culture)

On Thirst: “How serious is California drought?” [imgur]
On Doubt: “‘I am a ridiculous person,’ the story begins…” [OC]
On Humor: “In The Simpsons writing room, 1992.” [Twitter]
On “Humor”: “‘Funny’ only becomes possible when people share the same points of reference.” [SS]
On Particulars: “[We] peed in the middle of the road.” [Narratively]
On Particulates: “One’s grandfather’s penis was, on average, two centimeters longer…” [Medium]
On Messages: “Getting an email address was once a nerdy right of passage…” [Atlantic]
On Icons: “In many ways, emoji offer us a deeply restricted world.” [TNI]
On Greener Grass: “We weren’t sure there was anyone like us in the neighborhood.” [NYT]
On Coming Clean: “Ryo’s head was like the head of a stuffed animal.” [Gothamist]
On Votes: “We have become squatters in the ruins of the great democratic societies…” [Aeon]
On Business: “…creative writing speak retains working-class metaphors.” [Millions]
On Self: “Cohen calls this the ‘bourgeois’ conception of privacy…” [Guardian]
On Westerns: “…the herdsmen taught their horses to lie flat on command…” [BBC]