1. Things I really enjoyed this week: How to pose with a human head: You wonder what Mary’s up to, and if she’d be down for a drink later. After you’re finished here. Where you’ve been all morning. You catch your eyes drifting across the room. “How long do I have to hold this sword?” you ask yourself. Once you’ve seen one head you’ve seen them all, this look seems to say, and it makes…

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  2. Three Haikus

    Have we met? The way
    we navigate this far, tired
    planet is the same

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  3. Sometimes you just need a really large bowl of meatballs to go with your life.

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  4. My little brother is a physicist who works as a fuel efficiency researcher ("It's like Google Maps, but for shipping companies, and we track typhoons and pirate attacks instead of traffic and road closures"). He's very tall and I call him The Boy and when we were little we had a club that only the two of us belonged to called "The Fun Club" (sorry, Laura). Nowadays I spend a lot of time asking…

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  5. Previous installments of The Toast’s advice column from two disparate and imperfect persons can be found here. Last time: Advice on Crisis Pregnancy Centers and Abusive Family Members. I was wondering what the polite response is in a work environment for "I like you, work-friend, but please do not come into my office and sit down to chat about your diet / our crazy clients at this particular juncture because…

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  6. Some things we know and don't know about the missing girls.

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    YOU DID NOT JUST DISS "THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL" AND "CAR WHEELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD" WHAT ARE YOU ONNNNNNNNN gtfo of my tabs

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    I love The Billfold, which is answering the question "Logan, Where Have You Been?":

    Mike: You really needed to earn more money. That was the whole point of…

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