Friday Link Love: We Kill You Dead With Liquor And Adorable Toddlers

BuzzFeed UK has the first photos of terminally dapper Benedict Cumberbatch starring as gay cryptographer Alan Turing in what will be the nerdiest awesomest biopic ever.

Design Sponge rolls us into the weekend with 10 great cocktails from their archives just in case you’re the kind of fancy person that isn’t already guzzling bottom-shelf whiskey yet today.

Mental Floss has an absurdly thorough history of the Trapper Keeper and do not show up in our comments saying you are young and have no idea what a Trapper Keeper is because no one asked you, youngster.

Jennifer Weiner writes a hilarious takedown of Jonathan Franzen’s insufferably retrograde smug Guardian article.

Videogum tips us off to the Perfect Breakdancing Baby who is literally so perfect that it kills us. We are dead.

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  • Gretchen Miller Neuman

    I live bottom shelf!

    • $73376667

      If you can even reach the higher shelves, you’re not doing it right.

    • mtn_philosoph

      If it ain’t down there near the floor, they how can I reach it?

  • UnholyMoses

    The dancing the kid does from :57 to 1:01 is the same as how I move when I really need to use the bathroom but have to wait …

  • x111e7thst

    Touring test them all. Most humans would fail.

  • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

    That kid! Great, now I’m dead, too.

  • marindenver

    I do know what a Trapper Keeper is. I never used one but my kids did (shows you how old I am!) and they were necessary! Kids could not be talked into a binder and folders instead.Also, too, never realized what an insufferable a-hole Jonathan Franzen is. And despite all the incredible hype Freedom was just not. that. good. I told people not to bother buying it. I would have shouted it from the roof tops if I’d read this essay back then.

    • mtn_philosoph

      Who is this Jonathan Franzen fellow? What did *he* do? For that matter, who is that other guy that LN mentions? Barney Crumbletoon, Billy Carbonate, Benny Cummerbund or whatever his name is?

  • mtn_philosoph

    I am middle-aged and I have no idea what this Trapper Keeper thing is that the article refers to. Srsly. It is something related to school, right? I went all the way through elementary school, high school, college and grad school without ever hearing any mention of these mysterious things, so I gather that they weren’t around yet back then. So, what is the deal with them? Where I come from, a Trapper Keeper is where the critter police put you for the night if they catch you checking your lines after dark. Don’t ask me how I came to know that.