Happy Friday kids! I've had a bit of a rotten week, so I couldn't be happier that the weekend is here. I'm planning to see the movie, Grandma, at the Carolina Theatre in Durham. Then maybe I'll get a bowl of ramen at Dashi. I'm really doubting T will want to see Grandma with me, but maybe the ramen will tempt him (or maybe not, I'm totally fine with going to see a movie by myself). Of course reading, writing, and gardening will no doubt take up the rest of my time.
Here are your Friday links, rounded up from the best of the best on the web this week. Enjoy and have a great weekend!
Ph.D. students sum up their dissertations in one sentence. My husband and I laughed so hard at these. If I had to sum up mine it would be: "I put stuff on carbon nanotubes...They're still not useful."(tickld)
Every scientist I know loves The Big Bang Theory. Check out this cute story on the character development of Sheldon Cooper. (The Atlantic)
I enjoyed this article on mall walkers. My grandmother used to take all eight of us grandchildren to the mall at early hours of the morning before anything was open and we'd walk and goof around together to get some exercise. I have really good memories of doing this. (The Atlantic)
I'm ashamed to say that I've never read any H.G. Wells, but after reading this article about his life, his founding contribution to speculative science fiction and role-playing games, I've decided it's high time I gave him a shot. (Tor)
This man's opinion of marijuana absolutely mirrors my own. Agree. Agree. Agree. And I don't care if you don't agree with me, but I wish more people were like this guy and willing to speak up against the tide of popular thought. (Humans of New York)
One writer's personal reflection on epic fantasy literature. (Tor)
Print is not dead! Personally, I'm a hybrid reader. I don't have a strong preference whether I'm reading a paper or digital book, although I do tend to read more print just because I own more of it. My one requirement is that the e-reader not be back-lit (so ixnay on the iphone or ipad). My eyes can't handle a bright screen for very long. (NY Times)
Might have to make a trip up to NYC to visit my brother so I can see this Hemingway exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum. (NY Times)