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joan jett

  • Hit songs that were actually covers. (Dangerous Minds)
  • Juicy bits from the new Joan Didion biography. (Vulture)
  • Oh please. (Jezebel)
  • The science of hating the sound of people chewing. (Mental Floss)
  • Fascinating: in England, before homosexuality was decriminalized, gay men spoke in a secret language called Polari. (Slate)
Posted on August 25th, 2015 5 Comments

5 Responses

  1. Cara says:

    Hi Kim, Are you familiar with the website: atlasobscura.com? Tons of wonderful off-beat, out-of-left-field tidbits. Well written too.

  2. c.w. says:

    Biographies. Memoirs. Autobiographies. Read with a grain of salt––ha!––should all be read with a oceans of salt!

    And I’ve always appreciated Joan Didion’s writing.

    Polari video is amazing.

  3. Mary Alice says:

    Thank you for naming my hatred of the sound of chewing. I can remember even as a child wanting to bolt from the dinner table. To this day, I cannot be in the same room as someone eating an apple! Weird, right?

  4. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    My daughters hate going to the movies with me because of my noisy popcorn chewing. But that’s probably me, not them.