This Week in Links 80

Since we record a new show every two weeks, on off weeks we do a link roundup of things we've read and want to share.

  • The URL for this is "just some damn good cat tattoos." Like you do.
  • Kara Brown on police shootings of black peopleWe ache and we yell and we hope that, eventually, the obvious weight of all this pain will be enough to move something to change. But at times hoping in public feels even more precarious. We cannot appeal to a national conscience when, as Stokely Carmichael reminded us, there is none.
  • Keiynan Lonsdale is going to be Kid Flash, and look how adorable he is.
  • NASA calling their Jupiter probe "Juno" is a really good joke.
  • Gymnastics Hair: A Retrospective. This is deeply, deeply in our wheelhouse.
  • Rembert Browne on Lin-Manuel Miranda's last night in HamiltonWhich made it comically difficult for Aaron Paul to get where he needed to go.
  • Just over here making grabby hands at this Rogue One trailer.
  • Here's a useful chart to help you talk like a sailor. Don't be such a jaw-me-down.
  • Check out the world's oldest library.
  • Atlas Obscura has a neat article on the history of "girl mayors"She had extensive training in chemistry, and reportedly took all the alcohol she seized in raids back to her own laboratories for analysis. However, the media remained obsessed with one central question—how could someone so young, so beautiful, so female, govern a town?
  • OK, this literally made me laugh out loud, and now my coworker and I make the face from the fifth panel to each other when we tell horrible jokes.