Links: Fashion, Horses, & More

Workspace with computer, journal, books, coffee, and glasses.Hi, friends! It’s Wednesday! It also, for me, doesn’t feel like a Wednesday, but the last two weeks or so have had some weird energy.

I also get my first vaccine shot tomorrow morning. Massachusetts is heading into phase three that allows for retail and food service workers to get vaccinated. It still feels kind of surreal.

It’s also St. Patrick’s Day! Hope you enjoy some soda bread or maybe even a Guinness. However you want to “celebrate” this year!

Look at this new table top RPG from a team of Indigenous creators! I’m loving the artwork. It has also exceed its goal (like way exceeded it) and has two weeks left on the campaign.

I had a good laugh at this Meghan Markle Helpline sketch:

I know some of you love historical fashion facts and I was super interested in this Twitter thread on fabric dyes and where/how we got them. Did not know there was a color made from crushed up mummies.

https://twitter.com/nataniabarron/status/1371612774221119489?s=21

I believe this was linked in the comments of last week’s links or maybe the week before. It was also submitted to us by Megan and several others. Thanks, Megan! It’s kind of terrible how the list of bad classic covers keeps going and going.

Lubalin is back with “Turning Random Internet Drama Into Songs, Part 5.” This time, we’re getting into the horse world. I think this is the best one yet!

https://twitter.com/lubalin_vibe_co/status/1370074348099399684

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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  1. 1
    Escapeologist says:
    +7

    Random Internet Drama Songs are my new favorite thing. Having listened to all 5 for the first time today, the catchiest tune that stuck in my head is #4, but they are all excellent.

  2. 2
    hng23 says:
    +11

    Six seasons, six days… I finally binged Schitt’s Creek!

    Like a particular song but curious to know what it would sound in a different genre? Have I got a YouTube channel for you! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEUPx_RbHwadQ6AwDBiiAFg

  3. 3
    Argie says:
    +8

    The chemistry experimentation and learnings involved in creating fabric dyes (the petroleum-based ones) is basically the basis for the pharmaceutical industry.

    Fashion matters!

  4. 4
    Emma says:
    +5

    The horse thing sort of reminded me… does anyone else remember an animated pony/horse website from the late ’90s or very early ’00s, where you collected, named, and customized them? And you could look at other people’s purdy horsies? I don’t think it was part of the My Little Pony franchise, but I’m sure the Venn diagram between fans was basically a circle. I also remember the site had a very ’90s background. My memory is not good enough for Google to be much help, sadly…

  5. 5
    Susan/DC says:
    +3

    I thought Mark Humphries “Greta Thunberg Helpline” was also spot on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIP2vukNOPc

    I always look forward to SBTB cover snark so very much enjoyed the literary classic cover fails.

  6. 6
    Kareni says:
    +1

    What a fascinating post about dyes. Thanks for the link.

  7. 7
    +3

    I thought this post about Fabio and romance books over at Book Riot was really interesting: https://bookriot.com/fabio-romance-novel-covers/

  8. 8
    Escapeologist says:
    +2

    @hng23 thank you for the link – Shape of You (Ed Sheeran) drunken pub edition is currently on repeat, it has the perfect energy to counteract a gray workday.

  9. 9
    Karin says:
    +3

    Congrats on getting your vaccine! And those book covers are incredibly horrible.

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