In my life this week, I consumed solid foods for the first time since my tonsillectomy, embarrassed myself with acrylic paints and FaceTimed with my family for an hour before realizing I wasn't on Wi-Fi.
Oh, and I also found some rad shit on the Internet.
Which I've shared below.
ARTICLE: "Google Invades" by Rebecca Solnit
In "Google Invades," author Rebecca Solnit examines the impact technology companies like Apple, Facebook and Google are having on the San Francisco housing market. Writes Solnit, the major tech corporations that exist outside city limits are turning San Francisco into "a bedroom community for the tech capital of the world at the other end of the peninsula." Incredibly well researched, the article is worth a read if only for the draw-dropping facts Solnit exposes.
"If corporations founded by Stanford alumni were to form an independent nation, it would be the tenth largest economy in the world, with an annual revenue of $2.7 trillion."
HEADLINE: "Messy Guest" by Hilary Hanson
From The Huffington Post:
"When Tony and LaDonna Land discovered naked carnival worker Gregory Matthew Bruni on their roof, the night had just begun. Bruni, 21, allegedly assaulted Tony Land, trashed the couple's North Fort Myers Home, and then defecated and masturbated inside the house, WTSP reports."
IMAGE: "Feeding Swans in the Snow" by Marcin Ryczek
"Polish photographer Marcin Ryczek snapped this once-in-a-lifetime photograph of a man feeding swans and ducks from a snowy river bank in Krakow. The trifecta juxtaposition between black/white, water/snow, and person/animals is simply astounding."
SONG: "Chow Down (at Chick-fil-A)" by Willam Belli
After dickbag Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Kathy let his disdain for gays known last summer, the drag queens that blessed the World Wide Web with "Boy Is A Bottom" tweaked Wilson Phillips' "Hold On" to send him a message:
"If drag queens endorse Christian-right owned Chick-fil-A, is it still an endorsement? NOPE."
TWEET: "Sorry, Charlie" by Sammy Rhodes
Note: Every Friday I gather an assortment of the most bizarre, heartfelt, hilarious, inspiring and thought-provoking bits of media I can find and share them on this web log. Past editions of "Friday Faves" can be found here.