I’m firing off a quick What I’ve Been Reading today. Enjoy.

  • Gretchen McCulloch of The Toast provides a linguistic analysis of the “doge” meme that has invaded the Internet. so education. very linguistics.
  • Derrick Sanskrit of The AV Club tracks the evolution of dating shows over the past half-century. He thinks they’ve gotten meaner. I’ve also gotten meaner, you filthy digital cretins.
  • Finally, Mike Rose of Gamasutra has a lengthy piece on the relationship (or the lack thereof) between video games and gun violence. A few glaring flaws notwithstanding, most notably its failure to explain why the supposed link between aggression and real-life violence is suspect, it’s a well-written, highly informative piece. Give it a read.

That’s all for this week. Ciao.