Seven Things I Love (7-11-2022)

Sorry I missed you all last week but I was down for about 10 days with some sort of (non-COVID) bug. Let me tell you guys, keep washing your hands and wearing your masks because you DO NOT want to get this, and apparently it’s going around.

1. This Oatmeal Cartoon – I don’t actually “love” this but it’s an excellent cartoon.

Christian Nationalism is currently one of the greatest threats to American democracy.

The Oatmeal explains in their usual indubitable way, why religious extremists SUCK…

2. This Target Commercial – Yay for body positivity! If only the body positivity movement had started 50 years ago.

3. This Podcast – Only the first episode is about the current residents of Windsor Palace (Prince Andrew and his shady association with Jeffrey Epstein), the other episodes are about Elizabeth I, “Mad” King George III, and Victoria (who was not the prim and proper monarch we thought she was…)

[Found on Grazia Magazine]

4. This Recycling Idea – My biggest gripe about weddings is the cost. My second biggest gripe is the waste. This young bride found a solution that addresses both issues.

Gwendolyn Stulgis found her dream wedding gown but it cost waaaay more than she had budgeted. She decided to buy it and then after her wedding give it to another bride who couldn’t afford a wedding gown.

She set up a contest on Facebook asking brides to submit their requests. She also laid out the following requirements:

The recipient of the dress should have a wedding date within a few months of the post, and after it is worn, the bride must dry-clean it and pass it on to another bride, creating an ongoing chain.

She found a very grateful woman who was overjoyed to win the dress and the contest went on to inspire other brides to do the same thing.

Now Stulgis has started a Facebook group called “Shared Dream Dresses” where women can share their wedding gowns and bridesmaid and mother-of-the-bride dresses.

[Found on The Washington Post]

5. This Yorkshire Tea Commercial – I would have given ANYTHING to have Sir Patrick be at my retirement party.

[Found on AdWeek]

6. This “Tilt Test” – Fascinating! Maybe they should have done the tilt test on Boris before making him PM. Oh well, he’s gone now (kind of…)

[Found on Messy Messy Chic]

7. This New Marvel Series – Ms. Marvel is the first Muslim, Southeast Asian, female superhero and she ROCKS! I also love that they have brought some real history into the storyline, pulling in the India-Pakistan partition as part of the plot. I highly recommend you check this out on Disney+.

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