I’ve got to grade and write this week, so light posting from me. (And yoga and Zumba. I apparently have a penchant for looking silly in a classroom setting. Oh wait, every student I’ve ever taught already knows that.)
- BBC News tells you how to build a Tardis. If you’re handy with the tools and the wood working, you could have it done for the 50th Anniversary, airing simultaneously around the world on November 23.
- Pope Francis supports integrating gay people into society.
- Everyone is feeling really nostalgic for the London 2012 games. Me included. Well and I’m sure NBC, who could use with a little sporting magic around this time of year.
- Now that the delayed play of the Gold Cup Final on Fox Sports Net is over–I watched on Univision–the USMNT won!! Here’s the player breakdown. Here’s an excellent piece on why we should all just leave Landon Donovan alone.
- And here’s the Grantland.com rundown on Jurgen Klinsmann’s sartorial coaching choices. He had to watch from some kind of suite yesterday after getting ejected from the semi-final game. I like him even more for that.
- Excellent American Prospect piece on the protests in North Carolina called Moral Mondays. This fusion movement blends progressivism with faith. I became a progressive because of my church going experiences, so this one rang true for me. I was taught to be a sense speaking, unruly lady.
- In that vein, British feminists are being unruly too. I’m not sure I’d declare that we’re in a fourth wave of feminism just yet. Maybe a more visibly active stage of third wave? Just as long as we’re done with the myth of being postfeminist, I’m not really concerned with the labeling.
- Now that Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are done filming on The Hobbit, part a bazillion, they’re back to filming Sherlock. Here’s a pic of the new villain.
- BookVibe will read your Twitter feed and come up with book recommendations. Given that the number of books by the bed is now at two levels, I’m not sure I need more book recommendations. I finally read Bossypants like three years after the rest of the world. (The advantage of the delay is that I now understand why Fey was bemused about everyone discussing her feminist tome. She didn’t write one.) This new service also might be deeply concerning given the number of celebrity TV actors I follow on Twitter–Nathan Fillion, Mindy Kaling, etc. Look folks, I never claimed to be cool. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve declared my total uncoolness with just this post, if not the previous ones.