Monday Reading: May-time, Play-time, Yay-time

Hey all. Sorry for the delay in Sunday Reading, but hopefully you were all too busy enjoying the beautiful weather this weekend to notice. Now that we’re all back to the grind and the last week of classes, here’s some material to help you pass the time until you can get outside again.

Gap Yah: Is taking a year off before college a bad thing? Midd sure doesn’t think so, but this article might make you rethink some of that voluntourism you may have been planning on doing.

Williamsburg: I used to think that this was just a place with colonial re-enactors in Virginia. #trueconfessions But this NYTimes reporter took a closer look at the culture of Brooklyn’s hipster hometown.

Linguistics: Lawl, LOL isn’t funny anymore. (duh.)

Poetry: A beautiful poem making the rounds recently titled, “Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal” by Naomi Shihab Nye.

Parks and Rec: The more I think about this, the more it makes sense? There is a Parks and Rec porno.

Seasonal: And appropriate. White boys in salmon colored shorts. (I better see some Midd submissions soon…)

Science/Art: Heather Dewey-Hagborg collects hair, smoked cigarettes, and other trash to extract DNA and create portraits of what the person behind the remnant might have looked like.

Advertising: How do you tell a child where they can get help for child abuse, even while accompanied by their aggressor? This organization figured it out.

And your video of the week (I love drunk jokes/stories):