The Week’s End – A Round-up of All Sorts of Interesting Stuff

Happy Saturday everyone! If you’re looking for some interesting reads to check out while you kick back and relax today, look no further, I’ve got you covered! Every weekend I like to share with you the most interesting things I found across the great, wide web. Enjoy!

Wes Anderson’s 2001: A Space Odyssey marries the work of two filmmakers – A.V. Club

Nathan Hartman took the original 2001 and recut it to musical cues from Anderson’s films, injecting the whole affair with a bit more whimsy and emotion than the original incarnation of the sci-fi epic.

Fun fact about me: I am a huge Wes Anderson fan. One of my favorites is his least popular films, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, I also loved The Grand Budapest Hotel and Fantastic Mr. Fox. Lately the internet has had a fascination with mashing up Anderson’s distinct style with other popular films. This one looks pretty interesting:

12 Outrageous Facts About Octopuses – Mental Floss

The octopus is a magnificent and mysterious creature. They’re well known for their eight tentacles, but did you know these other outstanding facts?

You can never know too many octopus facts!

What Happened When The Bloke Did My Makeup… – Suzie Speaks

The look on his face was hilarious… He had no clue what any of it was for and spent about fifteen minutes just opening stuff and reading labels. I eventually asked him if he was going to get started, and he responded with:

“You like your shiny stuff don’t you?!”

Guys trying to figure out make-up is always funny. There so much of it and they never know what any of it is for despite having watched their mothers, sisters, and daughters apply the stuff. I think it says a lot about how little attention they pay to the work that goes into being a woman.

This bloke didn’t do too bad though.

On Feeling Melancholy – The School of Life

The word ‘melancholy’ puts its finger on a particular species of sadness, which isn’t an illness or even a problem: it’s part of being human.

Melancholy is my favorite word. It’s my favorite emotion too. Like all types of sadness it is discouraged and seen as a weakness but I have always believe allowing yourself to fully feel melancholy every so often builds both character and wisdom. Give in and give it a try.

Do We Ever Fully Know Our Worlds? – Eclectic Alli

“The world [J.K. Rowling] created is as surprising to her at times as it is for all of us.”

– Kevin O’Keeffe

We’ve all wondered if our interpretation of a writer’s work is right or wrong and we look to the author to give us the answers, when they will. But what if the author learns about her own creation from her readers instead?

Elementary School Days – LoveMoandJo

I took the morning off and my husband took the whole day off we always make sure to give Jordan our full attention and support every year on the first day of school.

This is the only back to school post I gave a crap about. My nephew started 2nd grade this year and my sister wrote a post about the way her and her husband prepare for the first day of school. I think they did it right :)

Amanda Palmer on the choice to have a child – Brain Pickings

Thanks for confirming my deepest, most insecure, harrowing fears about motherhood and about how people will perceive me now that I have decided to breed!

What happens to an artist when they have children? Do they become boring or do they come back better then ever, energized by the inspiration of parenthood? And what say do the fans have in the artists choice?

How dogs get older: A fascinating and deeply touching photography project – Bright Side

Amanda Jones has dedicated the past 20 years to an incredible photography project which aims to show just how fleeting the lives of our beloved pets are.

What a beautiful project! It’s amazing how dramatically man’s best friend can age, and sadly, how quickly. I think I will try to get a nice photo of my puppy Lola and I hope to be able to take another in 10 or 15 years.

Portraits of Bees – zen and π (Tumblr)

Most people, including me, fear hate bees but we cannot deny their importance to our environment. The bees are dying though and even though we hate them we have to save them. The first step is changing your perspective on the bee, and realizing, for tiny, creepy, stinging insects, they are kinda cute :)

And that’s it for this week. Have you read, watched, heard, or written an interesting thing this week? If so, share with the class by leaving a link in the comments :)

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Hello! My name is Lisa. I find the human condition fascinating and I often write stuff about that. I blog at zenandpi.com but you can also find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, and if you like what I do, consider signing up for my newsletter. Thanks :)

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