Saturday, January 19, 2019

Link-o-rama playoff edition

I'm assuming you've all heard the hullabaloo about Gillette and its anti-toxic masculinity commercial.

They do realize they are the name on the New England Patriots football field, Gillette Stadium, correct? Big supporters. So, even though it's a road game Sunday, will they be asking these guys to curb their toxic masculinity too? Or do they want them to wait until after the playoffs?

I was going to shave my toxicity this weekend but figure I'll give it another month since it seems we're heading into another cold snap.

Some other links for your consideration:

*** Have you been following the El Chapo. It's pretty fascinating stuff, but seems to have gotten lost in the all-Trump all-the-time media scrum.

Keegan Hamilton is covering the trial for Vice and hosts a Chapo podcast. For trial updates I follow him on twitter at: @keegan_hamilton ‏

*** ‘They Own the System’: Amazon Rewrites Book Industry by Marching Into Publishing
The retail giant, the world’s largest public company, commands an unrivaled customer base for the books, e-books and audiobooks it publishes

*** In case you miss the media coverage of this huge event, read this: This Fordham professor has no tolerance for ‘throwaway culture’ and is trying to do something about it.

*** Horsing Around No More: The historian’s impressive book, Farewell to the Horse: A Cultural History, which covers several centuries of human and horses in concert, was published in Germany to wide acclaim in 2015 and released in the U.S. earlier this year.

*** It's never too late to start.

*** How Edgar Allan Poe Became Our Era’s Premier Storyteller