Last night I decided to celebrate my birthday (champagne! on a work night! yay!) rather than finish writing about Moneyball like I intended, but I still have links of the week. (I’ll get to Moneyball this weekend.)
- I feel so validated that Alex Ross was as unimpressed as I was with that bullshit story that NPR and the Wall Street Journal were flogging last week about how appoggiaturas = sadness. As if the emotional effect of music could be boiled down to anything so simple! Ugh.
- The Daily Beast‘s interview with the female stars of Community is incredibly thoughtful and sweet. I can hardly wait until it comes back March 15!
- This retelling of Pulp Fiction using Shakespearean language (now playing at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, apparently) cracks me up—it might just be one joke, but it’s cleverly told. (Confidential to those who know Shakespeare but not Tarantino: You won’t get everything out of this. Sorry, Mom.)
- Laura Wattenberg’s insights on pet-naming trends are fascinating.
- Baby sloth in a onesie! Awww!