Friday, January 14, 2011

Good Reads/Random Cool Sites (1/14/2011)

Followup on "Why Chinese mothers are superior": Thoughts From the Daughter of a Chinese Mother.

Beautiful photos: Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943.

This is kind of similar to what I was getting at in my gun control post (but much funnier); the way we think about violence in this country is crazy.

Satchmo's Syndrome and Gillespie Cheeks (and the article referenced at the link).

First edition Huck Finn illustrations (These were used for the brilliant Tom the Dancing Bug cartoon which you've surely looked at by now. Haven't you?).

It would be pretty to think that Palin's candidacy is really "over," but in a world where something like this could destroy her political viability, she wouldn't have any to begin with. I doubt it will make much difference.

Customs and Border Patrol routinely harasses people accused of no crimes and confiscates their property without warrants.

Why does everybody hate hipsters and make hilarious pictures about them? BTW, how many hipsters does it take to screw in a light bulb? It's a really obscure number; you've probably never heard of it.

An illustrated history of the Batmobile.

Rice Krispiehenge.

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  1. I stumbled upon an article that talked about some nuances in the Chinese mother story. Swear it was published in some psychology website, possibly Psychology Today. It talked about determining the strengths and weaknesses of both and how to make a "super parent" or something close to that. But it also corrected the WSJ article and added parts of the interview that were left out about how the Chinese mother would compromise a few times with her daughters.

  2. Yeah, like the post on TNC's site said, I think the author was exaggerating for effect, or at least emphasizing only certain aspects of her parenting style. But I think it will seem pretty familiar to children of Asian parents. I can see my own spouse in some of the things the author did.


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