Five Star Friday's 153rd Edition Is Brought to You By Anne Carson

This Five Star Friday roundup is brought to you by roller derby, the complications of love, remaining open in the face of loss, innocence and protection, social pressure about body weight, a crappy internet connection, a welcome-to-our-home list, the strangest extended break and enter, Tracy Morgan's anti-gay jokes, a case study, a guide to falling in love, and Anne Carson:

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A man moves through time. It means nothing except that, like a harpoon, once thrown he will arrive.
     — Anne Carson

Happy Friday!

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The Cinematic Year, Part 1: The Exposition.

" from

The Trephine

:

No matter how embarrassing it is to admit, I have to tell you that from the moment I had first considered the entire venture, despite my genuine anxiety at the enormity of the task, a certainty had been breeding among my less rational neurons that I was actually, deep down in my soul, Emilio Estevez circa 1992.

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How to Fall In Love: A Beginner's Guide

" from

Jen Lemen

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Dojo Wisdom: Embrace the Dragon

" from

Finding Your Voice

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Tracy Morgan's Anti-Gay Jokes and What's Behind It All

" by

Mark Hughes

at

Forbes

:

But it's not just the public figure making such statements that's the worst part. No, the worst part of all comes immediately afterward. The applause. When Mr. Morgan made those statements, he was on a stage under a light with a microphone, talking to a crowd. That crowd responded with cheers, they clapped, they ENDORSED. If you think it's bad to be bashed publicly by a famous person, just imagine how it must feel when everybody starts to clap and support the bashing.

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The Complicated Stuff

" from

Single Mom at Work

at

Work It, Mom!

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Sledgehammer and Whore

" from

I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing

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Trust

" from

Crib Chronicles

:

and then i took a deep breath and wished, that the two of them will be so easy and so lucky in their trust, all their days. that they will not swerve. that they will not be caught in anyone’s oncoming traffic.

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Welcome to Our Humble Abode

" from

The Cheeseblog

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Hungry

" from

After Words

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How to Turn a Fan into an Enemy in Under 140 Characters

" from

Derek Powazek

:

This is a case study in what happens when traditional journalists come face to face with the the immediacy of the current media landscape and just can’t handle it.

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What Is The Internet Equivalent of Doing Laundry By Beating Your Pants on a Rock?

" from

Flurrious

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