Most Honest. “Famous brands updated with honest taglines [21 pictures]” at 22 Words. Featuring the above logo and 21 others. How many times have I burned my mouth on one of those things?
Smelliest. “Axes of Evil: What happens when a grown woman wears Axe fragrance for an entire week?” by Dalia Lithwick at Slate. I can almost smell it through the screen.
Best Sports Essay. “The March Toward Midnight” by Craig Fehrman at SB Nation. We all love the “Cinderella story,” but not all Cinderella’s are created equal.
Coolest Invention. “Say hello to a radically redesigned cello — with optical effects” by Tim Hornyak at CNET. I want to see—and hear—this instrument play. Anything but Pachelbel’s canon.
Best Dad Post. “Tears of our Fathers” by Dad on the Run. A great review of the 2013 At-Home Dads Convention.
Best Followup. “Map: Six Decades of the Most Popular Names for Boys, State-by-State” by Reuben Fisher-Baum at Jezebel. After last weeks map and this one, I find myself wondering how many 90s wedding invitations read …
You are cordially invited to celebrate the wedding of
(Please fill in the last names before printing)
Best Photoblog. “This Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of. And Most Of It’s On You Right Now” at ViralNova. Actually quite beautiful and not really nightmarish, except for this …
Biggest Rout (EVER). “Breaking Madden: The Buccaneers and their 44 Greg Schianos” by Jon Bois at SB Nation.
Challenge extended …
22? Eh, let’s double it.
Most Thought Provoking. “Those People” by Jennifer Ball at Scary Mommy. Some of us have been “those people” at one time or other. And if what Jesus said is true, he is “those people.”
Most Heartbreaking. “A Man Chronicles His Wife’s Battle with Cancer in Heartbreaking Photographs” by Katy Waldman in Slate. October isn’t just about fighting breast cancer or celebrating survivors. It’s also a time to remember those we’ve lost.
Best Video. “How Many Countries Are There?” by C.G.P. Grey (via YouTube). A great geography lesson with no easy answer.