Save us from ourselves!
emily horne
This is a fun test from the NY Times meant to test your distractibility. It's a bit galling to some to the end and find out that the high score is TWO, though. Where is my gold star, New York Times? My tickertape parade?

Not to mention, of course, that I'm taking some dumb test whilst I ought to be doing loads of productive work. Sneaky...
joey comeau

The We Are Become Pals book is here! You can buy it right now, for $16 in hardcover! It is a book that feels nice to read, and feels nice to hold in your hand. In hardcover it makes the perfect gift for your own best friend.

It's a hard book to describe, but this is the blurb we came up with:

We are Become Pals is the story of Jane and Helen, and of their friendship. As with all friendships, it is a story filled with cops, lockpicks, astronauts, secret codes, face punching and quiet moments where you realize that you aren't alone in the world.

The hardcover has all the original chapters (which you can still read online for free right here), and all new material that follows their friendship further into their lives, as they get old and crotchety and awesome together.