Nobody likes typos, but some of us have trouble keeping our composure in the face of a misspelled word or poorly punctuated sentence. To these people, reading a typo-laden blog post feels similar to getting in a fist-fight.
Mic put out an interesting piece about the neurology behind reading typos: Apparently reading a typo can trigger the same “fight-or-flight” response as getting cut off while driving. The scary part? The anxiety and stress caused by these responses can be bad for your health. Unfortunately since it’s unlikely that will we ever have a typo-free Internet, the onus rests on you, grammar geeks, to meditate before and after checking your email.
In the world of fine prose, The Millions offers an essay on the history of authors re-writing Shakespeare’s plays, a concept that is apparently having yet another moment as publisher Hogarth Press has gathered a cohort of authors to write new takes on Shakespeare, including Margaret Atwood, Gillian Flynn and Tracy Chevalier.
If, on the other hand, you would prefer to simply avoid words altogether, there’s always Netflix.
The Daily Dot has a list of all the new movies and shows coming to everybody’s favorite streaming service, including original series Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Aziz Ansari’s Master of None and Mr. Show successor W/ Bob and David.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though, because today is an important movie day. It’s Back to The Future day! After weeks of jokes and silly product tie-ins, we’ve finally found the future Marty McFly travelled to… Well, close enough.
But it wouldn’t be a real holiday without something going horribly wrong. Fox News and Friends, the cable news network’s morning show, celebrated by having Huey Lewis come on the show and sing the Back to the Future theme song. Thing took a dire turn, however, when Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Steve Doocy locked themselves in a Dolorean.
Lewis tried to open the door and failed, but he remains blameless in our eyes.
On less blooper-laden note, Polygon released a trio of essays making their argument for why each film is great. I know you’re expecting me to recommend the essay for Back to The Future II, but let’s be honest: You really want to read how someone managed to make a case for Back to The Future III. Can’t be done? I would’ve said so, but then we’re living in the future now, so anything’s possible.