Links: Mostly Christmas Stuff

Workspace with computer, journal, books, coffee, and glasses.It’s the day after Christmas! And I figured it was a good time to purge our links of some holiday stuff we’ve seen. If you celebrated the holiday, we hope it was merry and lovely. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, we still hope your day was merry and lovely.

Science has found that alcohol helps you speak a foreign language a bit better. Some of us already had a feeling this was true, but Time has the full details!

Love Actually Jezebelis a rather divisive Christmas movie, and I think I’m more in the camp of “no, thanks” than “yes, please.” For the holiday season, resurrected Lindy West’s rewatching of the movie:

Okay, turns out, the kid—whose name is Sam and who’s played by Jojen Reed from Game of Thrones—is “in love” with a girl named Joanna (which is HIS DEAD MOM’S NAME, BTW), but she doesn’t know he exists. Probably because he’s been hanging out with the men of Love Actually too much, so he just sits around being a self-pitying douche instead of FUCKING TALKING TO HER LIKE A HUMAN BEING.

When Sam tells Liam Neeson that’s why he’s depressed, Liam Neeson laughs in his face. Then they come up with 900 different strategies to “make” Joanna fall in love with him. Weirdly, none of the strategies are “Say hi to her.” Also not considered: “You’re 11. Calm the fuck down.”

(Ugh, Jojen, just put this movie out of its misery with your frog spear already.)

How do you feel about the movie?

Want some feels about neighbors starting off on the wrong foot and then things having a happy ending?

Read this Twitter thread!

Who could hate Christmas dragons? Apparently, one lady does.

Have one of my favorite holiday sketches from Saturday Night Live:

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Don’t forget to share what super cool things you’ve seen, read, or listened to this week! And if you have anything you think we’d like to post on a future Wednesday Links, send it my way!

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    hng23 says:

    My traditional xmas viewing is ‘AD/BC’,a BBC production of actor/musician Matt Berry’s hilarious pastiche of 1970s Jesus-musicals, starring a bunch of Brit comic actors you might recognize from The IT Crowd & The Mighty Boosh. Enjoy!

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    Nicolette says:

    I’ve been buying random amazon only titles. My grandma gotten me an amazon gift card. And since my discord friends didn’t need any emergency food, I’m supporting websites I like. If any authors want someone to try out their title, shoot me a link.

    I like to read anything, and I gotten through a furry themed sci-fi novel that surprised when someone discussed their bat hands.

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    DiscoDollyDeb says:

    Article about director Claire Scanlon, who has SET IT UP and so much more on her resume:

    https://www.theringer.com/tv/2018/12/26/18151423/claire-scanlon-set-it-up-glow-brooklyn-nine-nine

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    Cessie says:

    A videographer slowed down footage taken in 1896-1900 France and added some sound effects. Fascinating to see the fashion (and *so many* parasols!):

    https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/12/edited-1890s-film-footage/

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    denise says:

    the twitter thread was amazing

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