Carousel: Week Ending 18th June 2010

I watched Congress question Tony Hayward (BP CEO) last night & it made me feel really, really upset, so this one goes at the top. Gulf Oil Spill Crisis: 10 Ways You Can Lend A Hand. It’s important. Please at least read it, even if you don’t do anything about it!

From The Popular Podcast: Lifef*cking Affirmations. Ooh YEAH!

Further to that, I am quite excited that Jessica Mullen exists! She is a lifestreamer & says things like,

I am on a daily mission to be positive. Instead of using these videos to ruminate on sad thoughts, I’m going to use them to reflect on the positive. You can manifest whatever reality you want! Most of the world is your perception, so project your greatest hopes and dreams & make them a reality!

Where The Streets Have Sexual Names. For your daily dose of immaturity!

Aw! Chipmunks!

Maureen Johnson writes a damn good manifesto about how she is not a brand.

Look At Me, Again about self-promotion.

In the art world, getting behind your own work in the same, unrestrained way that film-makers and rock musicians get behind theirs is taboo. Gallerists, curators, critics and art dealers denounce it as ‘selling out’ and ‘crass’ (or worse, if you happen to be Damien Hirst), if only because it further weakens their grip on the power to determine what is good art – and more, what’s good for us.

Do you offer discounts? Essential reading for the self-employed.

Yehuda Berg is my new favourite person. Check it. Q & A with Yehuda Berg: Spirituality, Soulmates & Relationships.

Ever wondered about the 6 Books That Influenced Jay-Z? Me either, but it’s nice to know!

A man asks Dr Ruth what he should do about his girlfriend cheating on him days before their anniversary.

Why are the East of Cities usually Poorer? via Mzzzzz Angel! Isn’t that interesting?! Yes!

Stuff No One Told Me is GREAT! Truth + cute illustrations = book deal, if you ask me.

Veni Vidi Veni: Inside the Lusty Lady, Seattle’s Most Famous Peep Show, During Its Last Month on Earth. Not safe for work, my love!

I am fascinated by The $600 billion challenge from FORTUNE.

Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett are asking the nation’s billionaires to pledge to give at least half their net worth to charity, in their lifetimes or at death. If their campaign succeeds, it could change the face of philanthropy.

This is Warren Buffett’s philanthropic pledge, if you’re interested.

Millions of people who regularly contribute to churches, schools, and other organizations thereby relinquish the use of funds that would otherwise benefit their own families. The dollars these people drop into a collection plate or give to United Way mean forgone movies, dinners out, or other personal pleasures. In contrast, my family and I will give up nothing we need or want by fulfilling this 99% pledge.

What an amazing man.

Danielle writes about 11 wisdoms that you can turn into cash & crazy love.

A woman in Malibu made her house out of a plane! Applause!

I have never met Jen Dziura but she is a close friend of my close friend, Molly, & I have heard madly positive things about her. I just found this article she wrote, How Wealthy Are You Really? & it is SO GOOD. She raises many, many excellent points. So read it!

See also: If a Man Pays Your Bills, No One Will Respect You as an Entrepreneur. Yummy.

Wow, Face in Space.

NASA wants to put a picture of you on one of the two remaining space shuttle missions and launch it into orbit. To launch your face into space and become a part of history, just follow these steps…

ASOS is having a sale. A big sale. It’d be cruel not to tell you, wouldn’t it?

Cleanse the energy in your wallet! Yes, weekend project: feng shui your wallet!

The Boyfriend Myth from The Atlantic.

But boys aren’t treating girls badly because they have sex; they’re treating them badly because we live in a culture that encourages disrespect toward girls. A man who dislikes women as a group does not change simply because he becomes intimate with one particular woman, and telling girls that love is the key to ending a man’s hurtful behavior plays into many of the most pernicious myths about abuse. If we tell young women that having a boyfriend is the way to stay safe and be respected, what do they do if their boyfriends become unsafe? Most stay. Most believe in the Boyfriend Story long after it starts to hurt.

True Life: I Grew Up In A Queer Household.

Skin & Bones is a very sexy oil for your face & body. It “smells like a spa” & was written up in Cool Hunting. I want to try it, since the main ingredient is jojoba oil, which I already use & ADORE!

Um, gosh. A man moons the Hells Angels, throws a puppy at them & escapes on a bulldozer. Additionally, a woman vandalises library books with condiments & a huge statue of Jesus is destroyed by lightning. The world is a weird place.

Nonpareil Kiyasu is obsessed with letter writing & sent me a bunch of links which I HAD to share. So! Donovan Beeson has a fabulous Flickr stream of photos of mail sent & received. It’s never too late to join Postcrossing. I want one of the world’s smallest parcels! I also adore these map envelopes. Clearly, the Letter Writers Alliance rules.

Sincerely, John Hughes. Beautiful.

The history of edible underwear.

At the same time author Jerzy Kosinski in his novel “Pinball” referred to (edible underwear) as the “essence of American freedom’ on the “Late Night with David Letterman” show.

Sarah Von makes karma cards. You should buy some & hide them in library books before you return them.

This drummer is at the wrong gig indeed!

Let’s round it out with a video of Daisy Lowe dancing in her underwear… shall we?