A new week dawns on us, and as we shuffle out of our weekend’s haze and pretend to get real work done now that Monday is here, we present to you this small, humble Afternoon Snack.
This article is titled “Witches Allegedly Stole Penises and Kept Them as Pets in the Middle Ages” and that’s really all you need to know. Well, that and it links to a full 33-page academic paper published in the Journal of Folklore Research that goes even more in-depth into the nature of witches and the tree they kept dongs in. It’s so great and I have not stopped smiling since reading this article.
We at POME love our pockets, so naturally we were super drawn to this article about the history of pockets and the sexist and political implications surrounding them.
This Chinese billionaire has bought his dog more iPhone 7s than any human could possibly need, and I guess, ok???? If you got it, flaunt it?????
24 things women over 30 should wear!!! (Hint: it’s “whatever the fuck they want”.)
Help get this beautiful game on Steam! Rose of Winter is a fantasy adventure dating game, featuring backgrounds by friend-of-POME Victoria Grace Elliott, and we really want to play it so please vote for it and help make it real!
— magnolia (@MagnoliaPearl) September 15, 2016
For those of us that read On the Banks of Plum Creek (of the Little House on the Prairie series) when we young ‘uns, the image of cruel Ma forcing little Laura to give up her doll stuck with us as an example of the unfairness of the adult world. In reading the book with her young son, one mother re-examines Ma’s motives and the ways that mothers have traditionally been forced to navigate the intense individual desires of family members among the larger trails of survival and society. TLDR maybe Ma wasn’t such an asshole after all.
Did you hear some stuff about how NASA messed with the zodiac?? Well, NASA would like to set the record straight.
Roxanne Gay is writing stories for Marvel’s World of Wakanda!! This marks the first time that a black, queer woman will be writing for Marvel. This cool interview with Gay talks about why she thinks these stories are important and what superpower she would like the most.
And there you have it! Now we’re off to keep pretending like we’re working, we’ll see you next week!