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Procrastinate on This! Your Brain on Fiction

It makes me sad to think of you toiling away on a Friday afternoon, so I think you should do this instead:

1. Apparently the cost of printing the New York Times is twice as much as sending every subscriber a free Kindle. Raise your hand if you’d rather have the Kindle. Me! Me! [Alley Insider]

2. Speaking of Kindle, think about this the next time you read a book. [boingboing]

ninjaturtledog3. Apparently having children is really, really hard on a marriage. Friendly reminder to continue supporting and appreciating and setting aside alone time with your spouse even after the kid is born. [New York Times]

4. Normally, I’m all like just say no to suicide, but if I was any of the pets featured on the insanely scrollable site “Pets Who Want To Kill Themselves,” I’d probably slit my wrists and encourage my compatriots to do the same — especially if I were the dog that got groomed to look like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. [PetsWhoWantToKillThemselves]

5. As for this parody of the New York Times’ Weekender commercials — it’s funny, b/c it’s oh so brilliantly true [Gawker]: