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we circle around, we circle around the boundaries of the earth. the boundaries of the earth.
wearing our long-winged feathers as we fly, wearing our long-winged feathers as we fly.
we circle around, we circle around the boundaries of the sky.

~ Arapaho

Lena Dunham (OMG J’adore) has made a video about her first time. Voting, that is. And it’s peachy keen. Even better, many GOPsters with no sense of humor have called her out on it. It effing rocks and here it is; please watch and share. One week to go, mes cheres. Mon Dieu! Has this not been the longest presidential campaign in history?

The photo of the week is of a child dressed as a bear coming face to face with a real bear. It’s, um, genius.

The original recording of Jesus Christ Superstar was released on October 27, 1970. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice called it a “rock opera concept album” and it was not staged as a Broadway play/musical until the following year. Rice and Webber went on to become among the most successful Broadway composers in history, and this amazing double album was one of the earliest highlights in their spectacular career. The music holds up today and remains a staple on my iPod.
(thanks to Bill Sobel for this nugget)

One of my favorite photo tumblrs at the moment is this one, where a work colleague of mine who’s an ace photographer posts images she takes surreptitiously on the subway.

Here’s one of the best Halloween ideas I’ve ever seen. Take Back Halloween calls itself “A costume guide for women with imagination.” This is the inaugural venture of the Real History Project, conceived in 2010 “as a series of projects to popularize knowledge of the past—the real stuff, not just the Dead White Male version of history,” per Suzanne Scoggins, a writer and feminist who specializes in women’s history. There are four categories: Glamour Girls, Goddesses and Legends, Notable Women, and Queens. And the best part is these costume ideas can be easily created with readily available materials. Check out my favorite Mexican goddess, Ixchel.  Also you can help fund the site via Suzanne’s Kickstarter campaign.

During the taping of a recent David Frost Special that is due to air next month on Al-Jazeera, Paul McCartney stated that Yoko Ono did not break up the Beatles. “She certainly didn’t break the group up, the group was breaking up,” he said. Although Paul did, he admits, find it difficult that Yoko sat in on the recording sessions (she basically followed John everywhere at the time), he didn’t and doesn’t blame her for the group’s disbanding. As someone who grieved egregiously when the Beatles broke up in 1970, I can tell you this actually means a lot to me.

Since it’s one week before we pull those levers and set the course for the next four years, I hope you’ll indulge me a second election-centered video. This one is of Writer/Filmmaker Joss Whedon advising us exactly how Mitt Romney will “put us back on the path to the zombie apocalypse.” “Romney is ready to make the deep rollbacks in health care, education, social services, reproductive rights, that will guarantee poverty, unemployment, overpopulation, disease, rioting – all crucial elements in creating a nightmare zombie wasteland,” says Whedon dispassionately to camera.

A picture is worth a thousand words, and this is as true as it gets with #instacane, the story of Hurricane Sandy told through instagram. To quote one of those who posted an image, “SHITS GETTING REAL.”

In case you had not heard, Little Steven Van Zandt is bringing together the Rascals in their original lineup (Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, Eddie Brigati and Dino Danelli) for their first public performance in over 40 years with a combination concert/theatrical event called “Once Upon A Dream” in December at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The first four shows have sold out and three more shows have been added, which are sure to sell out quickly. “To do justice to the Rascals’ importance, I’ve written a show for them that is just as unique as they are,” says Van Zandt.

Hurricane, anyone? Apparently these 41 furry friends are ready to face down Big Sandy in their fetching attire, via BuzzFeed. Frankenstorm Shmankenstorm.

Tweet of the Week (during last week’s final Presidential Debate): I think Mitt Romney might be a sleeper agent working for Abu Nazir!!! LISTEN TO ME SAUL
via ‏@adamconover (standup comic and CollegeHumor sketch writer)