While the internet lost all chill about a pair of llamas on the loose I’ve been glued to email all week. The first six weeks of the year are always this luxurious lull at work. President’s Day signals a long stretch of holiday weekend austerity. If one disappears does the email stop? Does the email ever stop? (Save me.)
Karlie and TayTay got a best friend Vogue cover so now Sparky and I have a new goal to aspire to. If you feel like punishing yourself, may I suggest this GQ piece on the Men’s Rights “Movement”. (Keep cute animals on stand by for breaks as needed.) Becoming a more confident cook (or a more confident anything, really). A grapefruit Negroni fizz to lure spring. I was hoping not to talk about The Dress (#teamwhitegold) but obviously failed. This Wired piece was helpful even if I still can’t see the black. The passing of Leonard Nimoy. Jacobin has published the most consistent left coverage of Greece; Stathis Kouvelakis on alternatives is particularly worth your time.
But it was not enough that the Europeans should reject all the Greek demands. They had, in every way, to bind the Syriza government hand and foot in order to demonstrate in practice that whatever the electoral result and the political profile of the government that might emerge, no reversal of austerity is feasible within the existing European framework. As European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker stated, “there can be no democratic choice against the European treaties.” [emphasis added]
Jamiroquai – A Funk Odyssey (I’ve been jamming out to Jamiroquai all week because apparently I miss the 90s. I care not.)